Just So Stories
Publish date: August 5th 1978
Publisher: Weathervane Books
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
Wowzas! I can't remember a book that started out so delightful and deteriorated into such a mess of Imperialist racism and misogeny. The trouble starts when humans start appearing in the stories. Before that, the stylistic elements and amusing tales are wonderful.
- Eh bien, une supposition que tu dises que j'aie dit qu'elle aurait dit tout à fait autre chose, je ne vois pas quelle différence ça fait; parce que si elle a dit ce que tu dis que j'ai dit qu'elle avait dit, c'est la même chose que si je disais ce que j'ai dit qu'elle avait dit.
Any story coming from the early 1900's is bound to be, at the very least, problematic. As a reader of classic stuff, I just knew that going in. That being said, I also thing it's worth it to allow outdated books to be outdated. Enjoy what you can, be mindful of how old it is, and be glad people no l...
The simple and childish naivety of these stories is truly endearing. I love how Kipling uses his fanciful imagination to explain the origin of the well-known animals, and I think every child will be loving it as well. My favorite story was "The Cat that Walked by Himself", which illustrates the cunn...
Cute stories of how the animals got to be who they are...