Rudyard Kipling’s Just so Stories, written more than a century ago, are still incredibly modern filled with humour and fantasy.
Made to be told or read aloud, they use the magic of language to carry the listener into a world still pure where everything is possible: the world of “all beginnings”.
Each story evokes in an imaginative and fantastic way the ultimate transformation of certain animals: how and why the camel got his hump, the whale and his narrow throat, the leopard and his spots and the elephant’s child.
Other stories bring us to the caveman’s world where Kipling reveals the appearance of the alphabet and the domestication of the animals with much humor and fantasy.
01. How the Alphabet Was Made 02. How the Leopard Got his Spots 03. The Cat That Walked by Himself 04. The Beginning of the Armadillos 05. The Butterfly that Stamped 06. How the Whale Got his Throat and How the Rhinoceros Got his Skin 07. How the Camel Got his Hump and the Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo 08. The Crab that Played with the Sea 09. How the First Letter Was Made 10. The Elephant’s Child