The Jungle Book
Illustrations by Robert Ingpen
Illustrations: 70 (colour and b&w)
Format: 235 x 195mm
Territory: UK (Templar), US (Sterling), Australia/NZ (Walker Books), Belgium (c.de Vries-Brouwers), Canada (Raincoast Publishing), China (Jieli), Denmark (Carlsen), Greece (Patakis), Poland (Buchmann), Romania (Litera), Russia (Atticus), Spain (Blume), Sweden (Forma)
Simply and beautifully written, The Jungle Book remains a classic work of children's literature. The story of Mowgli, the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of India is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as Bagheera, the graceful black panther, Baloo the kindly brown bear and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes. As Mowgli grows up he is forced to realise that he is not like the other animals, and eventually takes his place among Men.
Other stories in Kipling's timeless collection include 'Rikkitikki-tavi' and 'The White Seal'. A rich and complex fable of animal and human life, Kipling's enduring classic dazzles the imagination with its descriptive powers and lively sense of adventure. In this new edition, Mowgli and the creatures of the jungle are brought to life in stunning illustrations by the award-winning Australian artist Robert Ingpen.
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