The Jungle Book (Popular Penguin)
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A new edition of Rudyard Kipling's classic moral tales of the Indian jungle, complete with the original illustrations
This collection of animal stories are wonderfully told, and interweave moral lessons with classic tales. They include the stories of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle; Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a brave mongoose; and Toomai of the Elephants, the story of a young elephant handler. Gloriously illustrated with the original line artwork, this beautiful hardcover edition of classic tales, first published in 1894, is a truly special gift to treasure.
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865, and his stories, sketches, and poems made him a literary celebrity. Published in 1894, "The Jungle Book" became a children's classic all over the world, and tales of every kind continued to flow from Kipling's pen, including "Kim" (1901) and the "Just So Stories" (1902). Kipling was the recipient of many honorary degrees and was the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1907. In 1926 he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature. Kipling died in 1936. Robert Ingpen began studying illustration and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He was recently honored with Membership of the Order of Australia. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his contribution to children's literature. He lives in Barwon Heads, Australia.