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Publisher's Summary

Rudyard Kipling's story of how the elephant got its trunk has always delighted children with its playful use of language and sense of high adventure. Never has there been a more satisfying rendering of Kipling's most beloved "Just So" story, which explains what the world was like "in the beginning of years when the world was new and all..." Ages five and up. Narrated by Jack Nicholson with musical accompaniment by Bobby McFerrin.

©2012 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC (P)2016 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

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Incomparable

Timeless, magical, and not just for small people. I’m pretty certain Kipling would have been pleased.

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A childhood favorite

This is one of my favorite childhood favorites. It has a stellar cast. Jack Nicholson and Bobbie McFerrin make such a pleasant and entertaining combination of talents. And I absolutely love Bobbie McFerrin's score & performance.

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The Elephant’s Child

An audio book I used to check out from the library and listen to when I was young, brings back childhood memories...Jack Nickelson is a great reader and the music by Bobby McFarrin brings the whole story together. Great for all ages to listen to and enjoy together!

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Childhood classic!

I loved watching/listening to this story on VHS as a child in the 80’s and early 90’s!

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A classic story made wonderfully new

I have always loved “the Elephant’s Child “and read it to my children many times. Jack Nicholson did a beautiful job of narrating and Bobby McFerrin’s vocal stylings were a delightful addition. You must add this to your Audible library, oh best beloved.

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Whimsical Classic

I loved this version when I was a kid, and now my children do too. The music and the narration make it stand out when compared to other audiobooks featuring this same story.

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best ever love this classic all time favorite

my childhood favorite no one does it better than jack Nicholson its a classic everyone should hear a great story for the whole family

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Stories for the ears

Wonderful narration by Jack Nicholson music is by Bobby McFerrin is not to be missed.
These stories are not to be missed.

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A great classic read but a master

a great classic story read by a master and music by one of the best modern people.

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  • Cheryl Cole
  • 11-21-19

Insatiable

Loved this story especially as told by Jack Nicholson. Had a CD years ago and lost it, very sad to say, and have since looked around for another copy, and here it joyfully is. Thanks to Amazon, I have ordered the more expensive copy which will arrive on 19th December, so excited.