Just So Stories for Little Children

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and novelist.Kipling s works of fiction include The Jungle Book 1894 , Kim 1901 , and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King 1888 His poems include Mandalay 1890 , Gunga Din 1890 , The Gods of the Copybook Headings 1919 , The White Man s Burden 1899 , and If 1910 He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story

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  • Hardcover
  • 210 pages
  • Just So Stories for Little Children
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • English
  • 08 October 2019
  • 9780517266557

10 thoughts on “Just So Stories for Little Children

  1. says:

    How The Kipling Got His ReputationOnce upon a time, Best Beloved, when the world was middle aged and good Queen Victoria sat on the throne, there was a Kipling And even though he constantly had to carry around a White Man s Burden an object, by the way, which he had invented himself, and very proud he was of it too , he was as happy as the day is long And he would often stop for a moment, and sing a little song he d written, which beganMamma Pajama rolled out of bed and ran to the po lice stationand endedSeein me and Sambo down by the Rudyard Maybe you know a song that s a bit like that, Best Beloved, and you re wondering why this one is different But we ll get to that shortly.The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons

  2. says:

    What an infuriating book I don t know what infuriates me that Kipling was a racist imperialist colonizer who believed firmly in white superiority and conveyed that in every word of these stories or that Kipling is such a marvelous writer of the English language.Kipling the colonizer, imperialist, racist, supremicist, had no trouble at all mugging the oral traditions of the peoples his people colonized to tell his Just So Stories to his Best Beloved No trouble at all mimicking their voices with disgusting condescension, rewriting origin tales, creating new origin tales, playfully interweaving the inevitability of England s rise as though fated as he does so deftly in How the First Letter Was Written How the Alphabet Was Made by making his generative tale appear to be something it isn t Kipling s Just So Stories are propaganda at its most magical They re friendly propaganda They re propaganda of subtlety And Kipling was a master And it works so well because Kipling was so talented Love him or hate him, I think it would be difficult to make a case that he was an untalented writer What Kipling could do and did do repeatedly with the English language was astounding He was a master And his gifts were such that even today countless people I know personally, who consider themselves enlightened folk, make excuses for Kipling The most common excuse I hear is, He s a product of his time But in Kipling s lifetime were men like Richard Francis Burton, Mark Twain, Roger Casement, George Orwell, and countless others, who didn t see the world, or the white man s place in the world the way Kipling did Many were anti Colonial, anti Imperial, and not racist at all Many of Kipling s contemporaries saw colonized peoples as victims, human beings deserving of dignity, not sullen peoples to be brought toward the light So this main excuse really doesn t hold up, though it s easy to voice because Kipling s stuff is so well written and likeable in its nastiness.I read this to my youngest daughter, my two year old, and she seemed to be dazzled by the sound Kipling s words made coming out of my mouth I am hoping she s too young for any of his meaning to take seed in that fertile ground Because the seeds of Kipling bear only ugly fruit.One last scary thought what would the world be like if someone like Hitler had had the literary talent of Kipling It makes me shudder.

  3. says:

    Rudyard Kipling s Just So Stories, originally published in 1902, are perennial favourites, and can be read by adults and children alike They are known as pourquoi stories in this case fantasies about the origin of individual wild animals who live in different countries The seed of the idea lies in the story How Fear Came, within Rudyard Kipling s Second Jungle Book of 1895, when Mowgli hears the story of how the tiger got his stripes It is possible this gave the author the idea for a whole collection The stories are told quite colloquially, in a chatty, entertaining style Now this is the next tale, and it tells how the Camel got his big hump, is a typical beginning Apart from some stylistic whimsical quirks, such as the narrator frequently calling the reader, O my Best beloved , or commands such as, Be quiet, O you person without any form, from the characters, they feel surprisingly modern and inventive The recurring theme is of a particular animal being modified from its original form by the acts of Man, who is represented as just another creature, or by some magical being For example, in The Beginning of the Armadillos , Stickly Prickly Hedgehog and Slow Solid Tortoise cunningly gradually take on aspects of the other s behaviour, in order to outwit Painted Jaguar As the tortoise becomes able to curl himself into a ball, and the hedgehog teaches himself how to swim, they begin to resemble their original forms less and less In the end they are virtually indistinguishable, and the mother jaguar recommends to Painted Jaguar that he call them Armadillo until he finds out their proper name The narrator comments, So that s all right Best Beloved Do you see In How the Camel got his Hump , the grumpy, lazy Camel emits a Humph whenever he is asked to work A djinn punishes the camel s refusal to work for three days, by saying that he must work longer between times of eating, and must live on his Humph We call it a hump now, not to hurt his feelings comments the narrator.For the purposes of the story, then, the animals are heavily anthropomorphised They do however retain features of the present day animal s behaviour, and some vocabulary from the countries where the animals live is often included.This collection assembled in 1987, includes the most popular stories How the Whale got his ThroatHow the Rhinoceros got his SkinHow the Camel got his HumpHow the Leopard got his SpotsThe Elephants ChildThe Beginning of the ArmadillosThe Sing Song of Old Man KangarooThe Cat That Walked by HimselfThe Butterfly That StampedIt is a large format book, and interspersed in the text are pen and sepia ink drawings There are also some whole page water colour illustrations, all by Meg Rutherford For the original book of 13 stories in 1902, Rudyard Kipling provided his own illustrations from wood cuts.The stories seem timeless, and this fact, plus their imaginative and fantastical content, goes a good way to explaining their continued popularity They can be read aloud over and over again, and never seem to lose their whimsical charm.

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    The Just So StoriesI was introduced to these stories at a age so early that I cannot remember when.Later I would re read these stories along with the Jungle Book stories, which made Kipling famous How the Elephant got his truck is his best I laughed when the Elephant s Child asked his relatives what the crocodile has for dinner and got spanked by them.However I was worried when he actually met the crocodile, who bit his nose and began pulling him into the river.The Just So Stories are good to read as a child, to read again as an adult, and then to retell to grandchildren.Second ReadingThis time I listened to the audio book version produced by Librevox and distributed for free from Loyal Books formerly known as Books Should Be Free Faithfully read with expressionTo get this book now go to

  5. says:

    All these tales are like Aesop s fables about how various animals got their characteristic features They are beautiful short tales most likely derived from folk legends that Kipling heard during his time in Africa and India but still full of humour and subtle wisdom Unlike Kim, his pro empire attitude does not really pollute the innocent atmosphere of these wonderful stories.

  6. says:

    This was an adorably sweet collection of stories, aimed at younger readers and all centring around the themes of animals Whilst not scientifically correct in the least, this offered the reader a series of fun anecdotes about how various different animals got their defining features, such as a leopard and his spots and an elephant with his trunk.My main source of enjoyment with this book came from its amusing usage of language Alliterative terms, onomatopoeic phrases, odd pairings of words, and colourful imagery dotted each paragraph, making this both a highly visual read and one that would really shine when read aloud.Whilst I did find this a fun and entertaining little read I did also find that the nature of each story began to feel a little predictable, as the anthology wore on Whilst I understand its appeal is largely for a younger audience, I became a little disenchanted with its whimsy when I found it to retain only this one tone Still fun and still worth a read, but perhaps to be best enjoyed when the reading of each story is spaced out.

  7. says:

    These stories were funny, imaginative, and well written I have read several reviews that talk about Kipling being Imperialistic, condescending, and a host of other distasteful names But here s the dealhe wrote these tales in different times and they were written for his children I think such judgments might be slightly anachronistic however, I do think Kipling says some things that are grating to our modern ears and sentiments I wasn t getting the whole white man s burden vibe that some people were, though.

  8. says:

    OK, he s a racist blackguard, but Kipling does write beautifully This was his first book I read in the original and I loved every bit of it the stories and the pictures Since I was too young to understand the latent racism and there s so much of it in here, apparently when I read it, and I have not reread it since, I will rate it based on my original reading experience five golden stars.

  9. says:

    The book that made me fall in love with storytelling I still have my mother s hardbound edition, with marvelous color plates, published in the 20s Kipling may have been a romantic apologist for the British Empire, but the man knew how to weave a spell in children s stories, and he can be quite playful and inventive with language Just read the first line of any number of stories and you ll immediately understand his timeless appeal My favorites are from The Cat that Walked by Himself Here and attend and listen for this befell and became and behappened and was, O my best beloved, when the tame animals were wild The rhythm is absolutely hypnotic My other favorite is from The Elephant s Trunk In the high and far off times, O my best beloved, the elephant had no trunk These stories are just as delightful for adults as they are for children I m 53 and never tire of rereading them

  10. says:

    They always say Never give a child a book you won t read for yourself and I agree I will be reviewing as long as I go through this book, so here we are

    How the Camel Got his Hump A dreadful tale about a camel who is lazy that as a result, a genie makes humps for the camel, end of story This is dreadful for a number of reasons 1 The camel has those humps which are a miracle in its essence The camels use it to feed and nourish because they are meant to live in harsh environments of scarce resources of food and water That shows the greatness of The God, Allah, who created it in such perfection for us to get to know him So they are not a curse upon it by a lame genie to go by for him and his generations.2 The idea that is inspired through the tale, the idea of The First Sin that is inherited by the generations all along till the end no matter how the generations behave This in not just and idea for a children story telling, in the matter of fact, it is to induce this kind of mindset to make sure that the first sin is of no use to relapse it and to be forgiven, which endorse them into practicing bad deeds and encountering diverse sins and wrong doings How the Rhinoceros got his Skin The Parsee wrong doing implications is held by the Rhinos from then and forever, another bad behavior inducing in the idea of someone claiming the results of our bad behavior The Crab That Played with the Sea This story was the most disappointing of the whole Just So Stories It demonstrates the Creator of the universe as a magician It also shows that the Creator is not fully aware of what goes around Were some of the creatures are missing up with his creation At the end of the story, the wrong doer compromises the Creator magician, not to mention that the Creator magician doesn t want the creatures to live and gain full strength, then they might strengthen on him How nonsense At the very end, the wrong doer also says that the Creator magician didn t pay him much attention like that he paid to son of Adam That s why he missed up Afterwards, the Creator magician confess of this truth Isn t that somehow a demonstration of Satan Devil and mankind Don t you think that the writer is trying to reach a message to readers This is how atheists are made, thinking that their creator is unfair, and that Iblis is innocent Please reread children stories and think of the story essence and the messages coming through before ever handing it to a kid.Hope that helps The Butterfly that Stamped Some of the facts are almost true However, the rest could be Israelis or from Rudyard deep imaginations that are most likely from the rest of his stories.

    P.S Just found out while reading about WWI through the book World War I, that Rudyard Kipling s son, John Kipling, was a soldier in the British army He wrote this book around 10 years before engaging in the war And he lost his son in the process Rudyard and his wife waited for their son to return, as he was among the missing and though his body was never retrieved.Nadin Adel30 11 2015

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