The Jungle Book - Illustrated Edition by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book - Illustrated Edition

Written by Rudyard Kipling

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The sights and smells of the jungle spring vividly to life in Rudyard Kipling’s classic stories. Full of animal wisdom and lore, the three captivating stories in this collection tell of the early life of Mowgli, the little boy brought up by wolves deep in the heart of the Indian jungle. This new edition with Nicola’s Bayley’s beautifully drawn illustrations capture the brilliant colours of the jungle as well the shadowy life of Mowgli and his animal friends.

It is part of the Walker Illustrated Classics, a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good.

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The Jungle Book - Illustrated Edition by Rudyard Kipling

First published over a century ago, this title presents three stories about the man-cub Mowgli. It tells of Mowgli's upbringing among the wolves, his lessons in the Law of the Jungle from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python, his kidnap by the Monkey People and his clash with the evil tiger, Shere Khan.

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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. He was educated in England but returned to India as an adult and worked as a journalist. There, he produced stories, sketches and poems that made him a literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1888. After their marriage, Kipling and his wife moved to Vermont, where he wrote The Jungle Book. Published in 1894, it became a children's classic all over the world. Tales of every kind, including historical and science fiction, continued to flow from his pen, including Kim (1901) and the Just So Stories (1902). From 1902 Kipling made his home in Sussex, but continued to travel widely and caught his first glimpse of warfare in South Africa, where he reported in the Boer War. Kipling was the recipient of many honorary degrees and other awards. He was the first writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1907, and in 1926 he received the Gold Medal of the royal Society of Literature. Kipling died in 1936.

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4th May 2009




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