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Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, retold by Elli Woollard

$19.99

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509838523
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 31/07/2018
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Kids Other
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 96
  • Price: $19.99

Delightfully retold in humorous verse, with beautiful illustrations throughout and an accompanying audio CD narrated by Lenny Henry, this is a beautiful reworked edition of Rudyard Kipling's children's classic, Just So Stories. In this stunning illustrated collection meet the cat who walked by himself, discover how the lazy camel got his hump, how the elephant got his long trunk, find out why the rhino has such wrinkly skin and how the whale got his teeny tiny throat. These well known, richly imagined stories tell of how the world came to be as it is. This is a smart, funny and younger approach to Kipling's work, and Just So Stories as you've never seen them before.

Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories are one of the enduring classics of children's literature and these witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children. Combining the brilliant rhyming talent of Elli Woollard and beautiful illustrations from the award-winning Marta Altés, Elli Woollard's Just So Stories is an enchanting retelling of a much-loved classic for a new generation. A book to truly treasure and one you will want to share.

Stories include:
How the Whale got his Throat
How the Camel got his Hump
How the Rhinoceros got his Skin
The Elephant's Child
The Cat that Walked by Himself

Author Information

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was named after the Staffordshire reservoir near Leek beside which his parents became engaged. He was born in India, and spent the first six years of his life there, acquiring Hindustani as a second language and living in a bungalow like that in The Jungle Book.

Elli Woollard has written The Giant of Jum and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight for Macmillan, as well as the young fiction series Swashbuckle Lil.

Marta Altés is the award-winning creator of My Grandpa, I am an Artist!, My New Home and The King Cat.