Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Just So Storiesby Rudyard Kipling
The Library Book Club meeting for this book was on February 15, 2018, at 6:30 in the entry foyer.
This book was our chosen community reads book for the 2018 On the Same Page. Free copies were available at the library until supplies ran out.
One of the world’s greatest storytellers weaves together an unforgettable collection of animal tales, including how the camel got its hump, how the leopard got its spots, and how even a butterfly stamping his leg can change a man’s life.
Initially written for his own “best beloved,” Just So Stories was published in 1902. It has been a favorite for the past century and is certain to be cherished by generations to come.
Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians
Vivian rated it ★★★★★ and said “Imagine wondering what the crocodile has for dinner and being rewarded for your curiosity with a new, more versatile nose.
“This is just one of the many ingenious stories crafted by Kipling to explain why and how about animals humps, lumps, and so forth. He earns 5 stars for his inventive words, use of language, and imagination. I loved hearing these stories read to me when I was young. I now love sharing them with school classes and other story sharing events.”
Cathy rated it ★★★★.
Patty rated it ★★★.