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It is my impression that today the JUST SO STORIES do not enjoy the popularity with children (and parents) that they once had. That may be because they are occasionally "politically incorrect" in their depiction of historical attitudes regarding race and culture. Joel Chandler Harris's UNCLE REMUS stories and even Mark Twain's HUCKLEBERRY FINN are sometimes removed from local library shelves on the same basis. In this reviewer's view, inattention to the works of Kipling and Harris and Twain deprives English-speaking children of some appreciation of the culture and civilization in which they live today. Worse yet, it deprives them of the fun of reading FOR fun.
Rudyard Kipling, referred to by one reviewer here as "not a very good writer" was the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize (not the Pulitzer) for literature, in 1907.Read more ›
Geoffrey Palmer, of As Time Goes By, is one of my favorite actors. His voice and interpretation of these beautiful stories enhances the experience so much that I was laughing out loud listening to him in my car. His dry sense of humor is felt in his characterizations of the cast and the lulling of his voice lends a calming, gentle, and sophisticated quality to the text. I now can simply not imagine these stories being read by anybody else.
Finally, the classical musical selection is superb and adds an intelligent whimsiness to the piece. I would highly recommend this set as a lovely gift for any child you find "tenacious and full of segacity". What a delightful alternative to the screech of today's cartoons and children's "pop" albums full of Britney Spears remakes.
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"Just So Stories" is a gathering of classic tales. Rudyard Kipling writes with color and imagination. Read morePublished 17 days ago by RyeRye
I got this book to read to my granddaughter, but first, I am enjoying re-reading the stories I read as a child. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Patricia
Classic Rudyard Kipling stories read by the immensely talented Boris Karloff. The language is so beautiful, funny, memorable in this group of stories, including The Elephant's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by WORLDGIRL
the order was fine and arrived as scheduled. I wish I had ordered a finer edition.Published 1 month ago by Billie W. Williams
My criticism is specific to the Kindle format: The "illustrations" are mostly photos and artwork that often have nothing (or little) to do with the text. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Engineer Brent
My Kinder and grade 3 year old grand nephews didn't understand these stories. Maybe they will when they are older.Published 2 months ago by Doodlebugs
Just as I remembered as a child. Bought to read to children. They absolutely love it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer