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The Jungle Book

Written by Rudyard Kipling

Part of the Wordsworth Collector's Editions Series

Classic Fiction Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Stories about Animals

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The Jungle Book is a collection of Rudyard Kipling's animal stories, wonderfully told and interweaving moral lessons with classic tales

Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the mongoose are all wonderful characters too and Rudyard Kipling’s imagining of the jungle provides a thoughtful insight into that very special habitat.

Each book in the Wordsworth Collector’s Editions series will make an attractive addition to any home or school library. Featuring stylish cover illustrations that are at once classic and contemporary, gleaming gold foil, and an elegant compact hardback format, they make glorious gifts for readers young and old. 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

The Jungle Book Synopsis

The Jungle Book introduces Mowgli, the human foundling adopted by a family of wolves. It tells of the enmity between him and the tiger Shere Khan, who killed Mowgli's parents, and of the friendship between the man-cub and Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the sleepy brown bear, who instructs Mowgli in the Laws of the Jungle.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781840227833
Publication date: 7th September 2018
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction, Fantasy / Magical, Animals

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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