The Jungle Book

Written by Rudyard Kipling

Illustrated by MinaLima

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Oh my, what an absolute treasure this is.  Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book was first published in 1894 and now, over 120 years later, it’s still capturing imaginations.  This collectable, clothbound edition is not only complete and unabridged but has the addition of stunning interactive illustrations by London design studio MinaLima.  The attention to detail is breath-taking and as you wander through Kipling’s wonderful prose and verse, you’ll discover page after page of treasures including detailed maps, pull out figures and a spinning dial of the elephant dance.  This is a truly wonderful edition that will be a delight for friends of the stories old and new.  It is a book to read, to explore and to simply hold and admire the beautiful illustrations inspired by this timeless story that continues to bring generations together. 

The Jungle Book Synopsis

Since its publication in 1894, Rudyard Kipling's beloved masterpiece The Jungle Book has been celebrated by generations of readers. Composed of seven tales, each one accompanied by a poem, The Jungle Book introduces a lush, colorful world full of adventure and danger. The first three tales include some of the most charming and unforgettable characters in literature-the man-cub Mowgli, the black panther Bagheera, the wise brown bear Baloo, and the ruthless tiger Shere Khan.

The other four tales each tell the story of a different animal, such as the travels of the white seal Kotick; the battle between the courageous mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and the deadly cobra Nag; Toomai and the elephant dance; and the camp animals of the queen's guard.

The second volume in Harper Design's newest series of deluxe reimagined children's classics, this beautiful unabridged edition takes readers deep into the heart of the Indian jungle with specially commissioned four-color illustrations and nine exclusive interactive features that will delight readers, including a map of the lost Indian city where Mowgli is taken by the monkeys; a trifold detailing the Laws of the Jungle; a spinning dial of the elephant dance; and a map of Kotick's route to find a new home. Beautifully designed, this keepsake illustrated edition will be treasured by readers of all ages.

The book will coincide with the highly anticipated new Jungle Book film releasing this April, directed by Jon Favreau and starring an A-list cast including Scarlet Johannsson, Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Ben Kingsley.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780062389503
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Illustrator: MinaLima
Publisher: Harper Design International an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers, 9+ readers, YA readers
Recommendations: eBooks
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About 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 ...

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