How the Whale Got His Throat by Rudyard Kipling

$ 10.00

How the Whale Got His Throat by Rudyard Kipling is a hardcover book published by Addison Wesley, (unsure what date published) illustrated by Don Madden.  The dust jacket has a tear to the upper spine and general shelf wear and closed tears but else intact.  The book is clean, the binding is tight and appears to have not been opened.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

It is a pleasure to introduce a new edition of the very first of Kipling's Just So Stories, How the Whale Got His Throat, and this is a very good place to start if you wish to publish new editions of these marvelous tales.  Kipling must have thought highly of it to place it ahead of all the other Just So Stories, and we think highly of it.

We are always surprised to learn that some whales are the largest animals that have ever lived.  This is worth knowing about.  It would be nice to know how and why whales got to be so large, but Kipling doesn't tell us this.  Instead, Kipling tells us how a man in infinite-resource-and-sagacity kept the whale from eating up all the fish in the sea.  This is a lesson dinosaurs never learned, so there aren't any dinosaurs left for us to look at.

It was kind of the mariner in this story to save the whale from eating up all the fish in the ocean, and it is nice to know that people sometimes do kind things and wise things.

ISBN:  0-201-03712-2


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