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How the Leopard Got His Spots

lepoard drawingSince 1902, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories has been entertaining children and adults alike with tales of how things came to be as they are now. The Norman Public Library Children's Department would like to share a few of these stories with you in the coming months. And, to start it off, we have the fantastic Ms. Kim reading "How the Leopard Got Its Spots."

If you would like to follow along, Just So Stories  is available as a book from the library or ebook from our OverDrive collection.

But first, we have provided you with definitions for some words found in the story that you may not know:

-Veldt: noun. A grassland especially of southern Africa usually with scattered shrubs or trees
Comes from: Afrikaans veld, from Dutch, field; akin to Old English feld meaning field

-Fulvous: adjective. Of a dull brownish yellow : TAWNY
comes from: Latin fulvus; perhaps akin to Latin flavus meaning yellow

-Coal Scuttle: noun. Container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire

-Pudding-stone: noun. A composite rock made up of particles of varying size

-Mustard-plaster: noun. A plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counter-irritant or rubefacient

Click to listen to or download "How the Leopard Got His Spots" read by Ms. Kim.


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