Michael Morpurgo: Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling

Michael Morpurgo OBE, internationally acclaimed author of War Horse, former Children’s Laureate (2003 – 2005), and President of booktrust, recommends Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling.

Michael Morpurgo told us that he really loved Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Elephant’s Child’, which his mother used to read to him at bedtime. It is one of the books which inspired him to become a writer.

In this collection of fables, enjoy delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs. Venture into the High and Far-Off Times, and uncover everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and very funny, these fantastical stories will take you on a journey to the boundaries of reality and beyond.


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