Rudyard Kipling won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. This edition of Six Just So Stories includes the first six stories from his book:
- How the Whale Got His Throat
- How the Camel Got His Hump
- How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
- How the Leopard Got His Spots
- The Elephant’s Child
- The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo
In addition to the unabridged stories there is a lot of original art from earlier editions amended with talk bubbles, vocabulary with Sniffy the Hamster (he calls it “The Word of the Page”), geography for the real places referred to in the stories, trivia and discussion questions and “How Rudyard Got His Words,” a short biographical piece about Kipling.
And if that wasn’t enough, there are blank talk bubbles on the art at the end of the book for students to get creative on their own .
The Literature Disguised as Fun series introduces your students to great literature and gives them some fun along the way.
“Though I do like being on the cover of these stories by Kipling, I do not appreciate the joke about my horn. I will deal with Mr. Draeger at a later time. He has no manners.” — The Rhinoceros
Free Book Contest
Our next free book contest will be sometime after the publication of Six Just So Stories. Winners will be able to choose between Jack and the Beanstalk and Six Just So Stories. They retail for $9.99 and $14.99 respectively.