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Just So Stories
This edition of the Just So Stories is unabridged, and contains all twelve of Kipling's original animal "How's:" the hilarious explanations of How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Armadillo Happened, How the Leopard Got His Spots, How the Elephant Got His trunk, How the Alphabet Was Invented, and others. He began spinning these tales in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter--and they have served ever since as a source of delight and laughter for children everywhere. This edition is beautifully illustrated in color, with an exotic, Indian folk tale feel, by Safaya Salter.