Just So Stories (version 6 Dramatic Reading)

Rudyard Kipling (1868 - 1936)

The Just So Stories generally have the theme of a particular animal being altered from an original form to its current form by the acts of human kind or some magical being. Whale has a tiny throat because he swallowed a mariner, who tied a raft inside to block the whale from swallowing other men. The Camel has a hump given to him by a djinn as punishment for the camel's refusing to work (the hump allows the camel to work longer between times of eating). And so on throughout the book. A fun collection of stories with something for everyone Summary by Michele Eaton

Editor Michele Eaton
How the Whale got His Throat
Narrator: Rachel
Whale: Kristin Gjerløw
Stute Fish: Newgatenovelist
Mariner: Bob Scott

How the Camel got His Hump
Narrator: Beth Thomas
Camel: Gideon Snow
Horse: Newgatenovelist
Dog: Lydia
Ox: E Snow
Man: John Burlinson
Djinn: Kristin Gjerløw

How the Rhinoceros got his Skin
Narrator: Rachel
Rhinoceros: Kristin Gjerløw
Parsee Man: Newgatenovelist

How the Leopard got his Spots
Narrator: Beth Thomas
Leopard: Kristin Gjerløw
Ethiopian: John Burlinson
Baviaan: E Snow
Zebra: Newgatenovelist
Giraffe: Gideon Snow

The Elephants Child
Narrator: Ted Delorme
Elephant's Child: Rachel
Kolokolo Bird: Newgatenovelist
Python: Beth Thomas
Crocodile: Kristin Gjerløw
Baboon: E Snow

The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo
Narrator: Peter Tucker
Kangaroo: Algy Pug
Dingo: Beth Thomas
Nquong: Kristin Gjerløw
Nqa: E Snow
Nquing: Newgatenovelist

The Beginning of the Armadillos
Narrator: Beth Thomas
Mother Jaguar: Newgatenovelist
Painted Jaguar: E Snow
Hedgehog: Kristin Gjerløw
Tortoise: Bob Scott

How the First Letter was Written
Narrator: Vin Reilly
Taffy: Rachel
Tegumai: ToddHW
Teshumai: Kristin Gjerløw
Tewara Man: Peter Yearsley
Head Chief: John Burlinson
Tribal Lady 1: Beth Thomas
Tribal Lady 2: Lydia
Tribal Lady 3: Newgatenovelist

How the Alphabet was Made
Narrator: Vin Reilly
Taffy: Rachel
Tegumai: ToddHW
Teshumai: Kristin Gjerløw

The Crab that Played with the Sea
Narrator: Beth Thomas
Pau Amma The Crab: John Burlinson
Man: Tony Addison
Magician: Kristin Gjerløw
Girl: Rachel
Elephant: E Snow
Cow: Roohi
Beaver: Newgatenovelist
Turtle: Joseph Tabler
Fisherman: Peter Yearsley
Rat: Lydia

The Cat that Walked by Himself
Narrator: Beth Thomas
Cat: Lydia
Woman: Rachel
Man: E Snow
Wild Dog: Kristin Gjerløw
Wild Horse: Newgatenovelist
Bat: Bob Scott

The Butterfly that Stamped
Narrator: Beth Thomas
Suleiman-bin-Daoud: John Burlinson
Balkis: Newgatenovelist
butterfly: E Snow
Butterfly's Wife: Rachel
Egyptian Queen: Kristin Gjerløw
Ethiopian Queen: Roohi
Persian Queen: Lydia
Animal From the Deep: Gideon Snow

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Animals & Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Story One How the Whale got His Throat Group 00:06:36
Play 02 Story Two How the Camel Got His Hump Group 00:06:24
Play 03 Story Three How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin Group 00:05:07
Play 04 Story Four How the Leopard Got His Spots Group 00:13:03
Play 05 Story Five The Elephant's Child Group 00:20:42
Play 06 Story Six The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo Group 00:08:15
Play 07 Story Seven The Beginning of the Armadillos Group 00:17:47
Play 08 Story Eight How the First Letter was Written Group 00:21:40
Play 09 Story Nine How the Alphabet was Made Group 00:19:58
Play 10 Story Ten The Crab That Played With the Sea Group 00:21:28
Play 11 Story Eleven The Cat That Walked by Himself Group 00:22:11
Play 12 Story Twelve The Butterfly That Stamped Group 00:21:28