These literate and imaginative beast fables contain serious moral messages, but 101 years after their publication children still love them because they're fun. Kipling believed his stories should be read aloud, "just so," and narrator Geoffrey Palmer is just superb. He reads with the gentle assurance of a beloved grown-up, providing Kipling's wildly improbable explanations to inquisitive children. We discover "How the Whale Got His Throat," "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Alphabet Was Made," and much more. From South Africa to Jerusalem, from the mid-Atlantic to a fictional island in the Red Sea, all are set in that wonderful place where animals can talk. This charming production includes a pamphlet with drawings and a snippet of classical music as a prelude to each of the 12 stories. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]
Retail pak Naxos AudioBooks 2002
CS ISBN 9626347503 $17.98 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 9626342501 $19.98 Three CDs
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