Just So Stories, 1987 edition, by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Safaya Salter.

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Written by Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated by Safaya Salter. First edition thus, 1987. Henry Holt and Company. New York.

Kipling created the Just So Stories as bedtime stories for his children. Their charm is explaining how various animals and phenomena came to be the way they are. How the camel got his hump, how the leopard got his spots, and how the alphabet was made. The illustrations by Safaya Salter bring the stories to life with vibrant colors, expressive characters, and rich details.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was a renowned English writer, poet, and journalist born in Bombay, India. He returned to England for his education but returned to India as a journalist in 1882. He wrote many stories and poems based on his experiences in India, such as "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Gunga Din". Of his children's books, he is best remembered for The Jungle Book and Just So Stories. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, becoming the first English-language writer to win the award.

Safaya Salter has been creating art and design since the 1970s, drawing inspiration from animal, bird and plant themes. She has written and illustrated books for children and adults, such as The Adventures of Pippin and The Little Book of Animal Wisdom.

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Condition: Very Good/Very Good. Dust Jacket: Light shelf wear; light ruffling along upper edge; lightly bumped at head of the spine. Gold-embossed burgundy cloth cover boards. Name on front fly leaf else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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