The Just So Stories

These are some of the stories Rudyard Kipling made up for his children.
They are called 'Just So' because he told them again and again, and the children always
wanted them to be told just the same. He drew the black and white pictures himself.

How the Whale got his Throat How the Camel got his Hump How the Rhinoceros got his Skin
The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo The Cat that Walked by Himself The Elephant's Child
The Butterfly that Stamped The Beginning of the Armadillos The Crab that Played with the Sea
How the Leopard got his Spots How the First Letter was Written How the Alphabet was made

Since 2015 we have run a competition for Primary School children
to write their own Just So stories. We have not continued it
this year because of the disruption caused by the Covid19 emergency,
but you can click here to see how the competition worked out,
and read some of the brilliant prize-winning tales.

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