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Just So Stories (version 5)

Gelesen von Phil Chenevert

(4,875 Sterne; 32 Bewertungen)

The stories, first published in 1902, are fantastic accounts of how various natural phenomena came about. The original editions of Just So Stories were illustrated with woodcuts by Kipling himself. Each story is accompanied by a poem, in a somewhat ballad style. Many of the stories are addressed to “Best Beloved” (they were first written for Kipling’s eldest daughter, Josephine, who had died during an outbreak of influenza in 1899), and throughout they use a comically elevated style inspired by the formal speech of India, full of long and improbable-sounding words, some of them made up. As a result, it is a delight to read them aloud, and easy to memorize passages from them. they have been recorded several times before but I wanted to enjoy rolling those wonderful words around myself. What fun! (Summary from Wikipedia) (3 hr 30 min)

Chapters

01 - HOW THE WHALE GOT HIS THROAT

7:54

Read by Phil Chenevert

02 - HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP

7:53

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03 - HOW THE RHINOCEROS GOT HIS SKIN

6:37

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04 - HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS

15:18

Read by Phil Chenevert

05 - THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD

18:58

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06 - THE SING-SONG OF OLD MAN KANGAROO

9:22

Read by Phil Chenevert

07 - THE BEGINNING OF THE ARMADILLOS

19:57

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08 - HOW THE FIRST LETTER WAS WRITTEN

23:34

Read by Phil Chenevert

09 - HOW THE ALPHABET WAS MADE

24:05

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10 - THE CRAB THAT PLAYED WITH THE SEA

24:47

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11 - THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF

26:58

Read by Phil Chenevert

12 - THE BUTTERFLY THAT STAMPED

24:38

Read by Phil Chenevert

Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

For those who can find delight in well told (and well read) fables for children, the "Just So Stories" are hard to beat.

(5 Sterne)

Beautifully narrated stories - a real delight