Just So Stories is a collection of classic “animal origin” children’s stories of fables, including How the Leopard Got His Spots, How the Camel Got His Hump, and many more.
By: Rudyard Kipling
Excerpt: In the sea, once upon a time, O my Best Beloved, there was a Whale, and he ate fishes. He ate the starfish and the garfish, and the crab and the dab, and the plaice and the dace, and the skate and his mate, and the mackereel and the pickereel, and the really truly twirly-whirly eel. All the fishes he could find in all the sea he ate with his mouth–so! Till at last there was only one small fish left in all the sea, and he was a small ‘Stute Fish, and he swam a little behind the Whale’s right ear, so as to be out of harm’s way.
About the Author: Joseph Rudyard Kipling was Born on December 30, 1865 in India, He was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling’s works of fiction include The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and many well known short stories, including “The Man Who Would Be King”