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Suitable for young readers (grades 2-6).
Kipling originally wrote these tale tales for his own children, and are addressed to his 6 year old daughter, Josephine. From the tale of how the leopard got his spots to the crab who played with the sea, from the ingenious invention of the alphabet to how the rhinoceros got his wrinkled skin, these stories of strange happenings in the High and Far-Off Times brim with life, humor, and magic.