Just So Stories (Twentieth Century Classics)

Just So Stories (Twentieth Century Classics)

by RudyardKipling (Author)

Synopsis

Kipling's own drawings, with their long, funny captions, illustrate his hilarious explanations of How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Armadillo Happened, and other animal How's. He began inventing these stories in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter--and they have served ever since as a source of laughter for children everywhere.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 30 Nov 1989

ISBN 10: 0140183515
ISBN 13: 9780140183511
Book Overview: Author won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907

Author Bio
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems --including Mandalay, Gunga Din, and Danny Deever --which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Kim--which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936