The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

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"The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo" is a short story — one of the Just So stories by Rudyard Kipling.

The story was first told aloud by the author to his daughter Josephine as part of their oral tradition.[1] It was then written down and first published in Ladies' Home Journal in June 1900.[2]

The short story is read aloud (in part) in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.


  1. ^ David Adams Leeming, Marion Sader (1997), Storytelling encyclopedia, Oryx Press 
  2. ^ A Bibliography of Rudyard Kipling