Just So Stories

Just So Stories
Oxford University Press
Kipling, Rudyard
Искать в интернет библиотекахКупить


General Preface, Introduction, Just So Stories


How did the camel get his hump? Why won`t cats do as they are told? Who invented reading and writing? How did an inquisitive little elephant change the lives of elephants everywhere? Kipling`s imagined answers to such questions draw on the beast fables he heard as a child in India, as well as on folk traditions he later collected all over the world. He plays games with language, exploring the relationships between thought, speech, and the written word. He also celebrates his own joy in fatherhood. The tales were told to his own and his friends` children over many years before he wrote them down, adding poems and his own illustrations. They invite older and younger readers to share a magical experience, each contributing to the other`s pleasure,but each can also enjoy them alone, as more jokes, subtexts, and exotic references emerge with every reading. This fully illustrated edition includes two extra stories and Killing`s own explanation of the title.

Похожие книги

Thank You for the Music : StoriesThank You for the Music : Stories
Автор: Jane McCafferty
Год: 2004
Cliffs of Fall : And Other StoriesCliffs of Fall : And Other Stories
Автор: Shirley Hazzard
Год: 2004