This book contains Rudyard Kipling's 1902 collection of short stories, 'Just So Stories'. These fantastically imaginative origin stories are amongst the best known of Kipling's works, and offer entertaining explanations as to how various animals came into being. This wonderful collection would make for ideal bedtime reading, and is well deserving of a place on every family bookshelf. Contents include: 'How the Whale got His Throat', 'How the Camel Got His Hump', 'How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin', 'How the Leopard Got His Spots', 'The Elephant's Child', 'The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo', 'The Beginning of the Armadillos', 'How the First Letter was Written', and more. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a seminal English writer of short stories, novelist, and poet. He is most famous for his poems concerning British soldiers in India and his wonderful children's stories. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of a modern readership. Illustrations by Rudyard Kipling.