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The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story

By Rudyard Kipling
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

A brand-new picture book edition of Mowgli's Story from The Jungle Book, written by Rudyard Kipling and illustrated by award-winning Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen, for young children.

Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of the boy who was raised by jungle beasts is retold here in abridged form so children can read it independently as well as enjoy listening to it as a bedtime story. Robert Ingpen’s beautiful illustrations bring the jungle to life in this timeless tale of the complex relationship between humans and animals.

  • Includes a 10,000-word adapted text of this timeless classic.
  • This magnificent new abridged edition features over 50 beautiful illustrations by award-winning Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen.
  • "I still marvel at the inventiveness of Rudyard Kipling ... the characters come to life at the hand of Ingpen – just as my mother’s voice brought them to life when she read them to me." Michael Morpurgo

About the author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, but educated in England. In 1882 he returned to India, where he started work as a journalist and, while there, produced a body of work, stories, sketches and poems, which made him an instant literary celebrity. The Jungle Book, published in 1894, became a children’s classic all over the world.

About the illustrator

Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads. He studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature and he has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia. His highly acclaimed series of illustrated Children’s Classics have now been published in many editions around the world. The titles in the series are: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Around the World in Eighty Days, Just So Stories, Peter Pan and Wendy, The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book, The Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Treasure Island.

ISBN: 9781760650773
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Dimensions: 216 x 260mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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