Just So Stories (version 5)

Rudyard KIPLING (1868 - 1936)

The stories, first published in 1902, are fantastic accounts of how various natural phenomena came about. The original editions of Just So Stories were illustrated with woodcuts by Kipling himself. Each story is accompanied by a poem, in a somewhat ballad style. Many of the stories are addressed to “Best Beloved” (they were first written for Kipling’s eldest daughter, Josephine, who had died during an outbreak of influenza in 1899), and throughout they use a comically elevated style inspired by the formal speech of India, full of long and improbable-sounding words, some of them made up. As a result, it is a delight to read them aloud, and easy to memorize passages from them. they have been recorded several times before but I wanted to enjoy rolling those wonderful words around myself. What fun!(Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - HOW THE WHALE GOT HIS THROAT Phil Chenevert
00:07:54
Play 02 02 - HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP Phil Chenevert
00:07:53
Play 03 03 - HOW THE RHINOCEROS GOT HIS SKIN Phil Chenevert
00:06:37
Play 04 04 - HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS Phil Chenevert
00:15:18
Play 05 05 - THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD Phil Chenevert
00:18:58
Play 06 06 - THE SING-SONG OF OLD MAN KANGAROO Phil Chenevert
00:09:22
Play 07 07 - THE BEGINNING OF THE ARMADILLOS Phil Chenevert
00:19:57
Play 08 08 - HOW THE FIRST LETTER WAS WRITTEN Phil Chenevert
00:23:34
Play 09 09 - HOW THE ALPHABET WAS MADE Phil Chenevert
00:24:05
Play 10 10 - THE CRAB THAT PLAYED WITH THE SEA Phil Chenevert
00:24:47
Play 11 11 - THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF Phil Chenevert
00:26:58
Play 12 12 - THE BUTTERFLY THAT STAMPED Phil Chenevert
00:24:38