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Groundwood Spring 2014

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    Lexile measure: NC980L
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Just So Stories, Volume II
By (author): Rudyard Kipling Illustrated by: Ian Wallace
Rudyard Kipling ,

Illustrated by :

Ian Wallace


Groundwood Books - Toronto



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Form detail:

Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 5, Grade (US) K
Apr 01, 2014
$19.95 CAD


10in x 7.5 x 0.8 in | 1.46 lb

Page Count:

140 pages


full-color illustrations
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
  • Short Description
The second volume of Rudyard Kipling's all-time favorite classic story collection, once again stunningly illustrated by Ian Wallace.

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories is one of the best-loved story collections ever written for children. In this companion to Volume I, published in fall 2013, acclaimed children’s book illustrator Ian Wallace once again reinterprets the famous tales with luminous art, bringing Kipling to a new generation of young readers.

Many of the tales are origin stories, explaining, for example, how an animal came to be, or the how the alphabet and writing began. They all display Kipling’s vivid imagination, inventive vocabulary and engaging word play. And once again Ian Wallace makes intriguing connections between the stories in his richly imagined illustrations. The second volume, as visually breathtaking as the first, includes “The Beginning of the Armadilloes,” “How the First Letter Was Written,” “How the Alphabet Was Made,” The Crab That Played with the Sea,” “The Cat That Walked by Himself” and “The Butterfly That Stamped.”

The first edition of Just So Stories was published in Great Britain in 1902, along with black-and-white illustrations by Kipling himself. The stories have remained in print ever since, delighting young readers in many countries. This new edition, published more than 110 years after the original, has been edited to remove a few references now understood to be offensive.

Inspired by these remarkable stories and the fact that they are set all over the world, Ian Wallace has chosen to make an annual donation to the International Board on Books for Young People’s Fund for Children in Crisis (www.ibby.org).

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an author of books for children and adults who achieved wide critical acclaim in his lifetime. The Jungle Book became an instant classic and was followed by other much-loved children’s books, including Kim and Just So Stories. Kipling’s many awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature and the Nobel Prize in Literature.

IAN WALLACE is one of Canada’s best-known children’s book creators. He has published many classics, including Boy of the Deeps and Chin Chiang and the Dragon’s Dance. His illustrations for Canadian Railroad Trilogy and Just So Stories have each received three starred reviews. His most recent book is The Curiosity Cabinet.

Ian has won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, among others. He has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Governor General’s Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.

Ian lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife, Deb.

Glorious as the illustrations are, they complement rather than undercutting Kipling’s rolling lines . . . A triumph. - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

The full page plates are rich and as magically fanciful as the stories themselves, full of details that enhance the whimsy and playfulness of the yarns. . . . Highly recommended. - CM Magazine

The distinguished art honors each tale and engages readers with memorable imagery. . . . This combination of wonderful tales and stunning art will make a fine addition to every library and help bring a classic to a new generation of young readers. - School Library Journal

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