Synopses & Reviews
One of the world's greatest storytellers weaves together an unforgettable collection of animal tales, including how the camel got its hump, how the leopard got its spots, and how even a butterfly stamping his leg can change a man's life. andlt;BRandgt; Initially written for his own "best beloved," andlt;Iandgt;Just So Storiesandlt;/Iandgt; was published in 1902. It has been a favorite for the past century and is certain to be cherished by generations to come.
Written for his daughter, Kipling's magical fables artfully expose the foibles of human nature while tickling the funny bone.
About the Author
Janet Taylor Lisle's novels for young readers include five selected as Best Books of the Year by andlt;Iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/Iandgt;: andlt;Iandgt;Sirens and Spiesandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Lampfish of Twillandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Forestandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;A Message from the Match Girlandlt;/Iandgt; (from the Investigators of the Unknown series), and andlt;Iandgt;Afternoon of the Elvesandlt;/Iandgt;, a Newbery Honor Book. Her most recent title for Atheneum is andlt;Iandgt;The Art of Keeping Coolandlt;/Iandgt;, a andlt;Iandgt;Horn Bookandlt;/Iandgt; Fanfare title and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.andlt;BRandgt;She lives with her family of the coast of Rhode Island.