This title includes the famous, funny and inspiring stories from one of the world's greatest storytellers. From the 'satiable curiosity of the elephant's child to the crab who played with the sea, from the ingenious invention of the alphabet to how the rhinoceros got his wrinkled skin, these stories of strange happenings in the High and Far-Off ...Read MoreThis title includes the famous, funny and inspiring stories from one of the world's greatest storytellers. From the 'satiable curiosity of the elephant's child to the crab who played with the sea, from the ingenious invention of the alphabet to how the rhinoceros got his wrinkled skin, these stories of strange happenings in the High and Far-Off Times brim with life, humour and magic - a wonderful collection that will hold you spellbound!Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2013-09-02 In the first of two planned volumes, Wallace uses a mix of watercolor, crayon, pastel, and chalk to honor the wild invention and wilder language of Kipling's classic tales of anthropomorphic animals, adventure, and absurdity. Six stories appear-including "How the Whale Got His Throat" and "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin"-and Wallace contributes four or so full-page images for each tale. The illustrations blend playfulness with arresting imagery, providing an enticing entry point for readers. In the fiery, sunset-hued opening scene of "The Elephant's Child," the snub-nosed elephant "with his 'satiable curiosities" gets a firm kick from his aunt Ostrich, while the camel in "How the Camel Got His Hump" is shown in skeletal profile as his impertinent "Humph!" is transformed into his trademark hump. Ages 5-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-07-09 HarperChildren's Audio continues its re-release rollout of classic backlist titles with Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories and Other Tales performed by the late British actor Boris Karloff. Just So stories include "How the Leopard Got His Spots" and "The Elephant's Child"; the "other stories" are tales from Kipling's The Jungle Book, including "Mowgli's Brothers." (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1991-09-27 The graceful prose and pungent humor of these 12 tall tales (which include such favorites as ``How the Camel Got His Hump'' and ``The Elephant's Child'') place them in the same league with such children's classics as Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland. Kipling's verbal dexterity remains audible over time--even the openings of his fantastic fictions hark to a golden age of storytelling. Frampton's elegant, elaborately detailed woodcuts are attractive embellishments to this hefty 122-page collection. Stylistically, however, they are perhaps more suited to the tastes of adults than children, as they are neither as colorful nor as playful as the stories. They do not reach out and hook the audience in the distinctive, visually arresting manner needed to keep pace with this eminent author's topsy-turvy logic. Ages 8-12. (Oct.)
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