Born in Bombay in 1865, Rudyard Kipling used to be taken from the unique attractions and sounds of India simply 5 years later and despatched to foster mom and dad in England, the place he used to be via his personal admission, totally depressing. whilst he had young children of his personal, Kipling made definite that his offspring's younger lives have been jam-packed with secret and enjoyment, wonderful them through inventing inventive and fun causes to such vital youth questions as how the elephant received its trunk, or the leopard its spots. the unique booklet, released in 1902, contained greater than thirty of Kipling's personal really good illustrations, all of which were faithfully reproduced during this Aziloth Books variation. Written in comical, grandiloquent variety, shot via with attractive poems and improbably lengthy and hilarious invented phrases, the 'Just So tales' were a company favorite of kids (and adults) for greater than a century, and tend to stay a primary selection for bedtime tales for a few years to come back.
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