The Just So Stories were written a long time ago. Times, attitudes and the use of language were very different.
I loved these stories as a child, but when I came to read them to my children, I saw there were problems. Eventually, I decided to do something about it and re-write the stories for today. In fact, all I had to do was chip away the old facade and there, underneath were the stories, as fresh as the day they were written, freed from the past.
Rudyard Kipling was both sensitive and a consummate professional. I’m sure, were he here today, he would have re-written them himself. Indeed, all through the process, I felt him leaning over my shoulder, smiling and winking and nodding his head as I made changes. If I didn’t feel it was okay, I didn’t make the change.
You can get the books and ebooks from amazon links below and watch me read the stories on YouTube from the playlist link below.…