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The Jungle Book

Written by Rob Hunter

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With a new version of Kipling’s classic due to hit the big screen, Robert Hunter’s picture book offers a different introduction to the story of Mowgli and Bagheera. He updates it to the present day, and the skyscrapers of modern Mumbai provide a startling contrast to the jungle scenes. The text is on the prosaic side but the pictures carry the story. Using bright digital illustrations and a palette of fiery reds and oranges and deep atmospheric purples, Hunter conveys drama and excitement particularly in Mowgli’s final combat with Shere Khan. The story of the boy torn between the human and the animal world is as relevant today as ever, and will continue to intrigue young readers. ~ Andrea Reece

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The Jungle Book Synopsis

The first in a series of classic texts reimagined in the modern day. Stolen as a baby and taken in by a pack of street dogs, Mowgli grows up in the jungle of urban Mumbai. As he grows into a man, his life is threatened by the tiger Shere Khan. With the help of Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, Mowgli learns that he must become the master of his own fate. This stunning retelling brings Rudyard Kipling's tale to a new audience.

Out in April 2016, the new feature-length live-action film of the Jungle Book from Disney.

The Jungle Book Press Reviews

'This [book] really stands out, a stunning reimagining of Mowgli's story set in the jungle of contemporary urban Mumbai, with incredibly vivid, eye-catching illustrations.'  Bookseller

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781847807977
Publication date: 3rd March 2016
Author: Rob Hunter
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
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About Rob Hunter

ROBERT HUNTER is a London-based illustrator who works with traditional drawing and printing techniques to produce his otherworldly picture narratives. His clients include the V&A, ASOS, Guinness, The New York Times, Picador, Time Magazine and Phaidon. This is his first book for children.

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