A stunning re-creation of one of the greatest literary works ever published.
Rescued as an infant from Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes, Mowgli is brought up by the Laws of the Jungle. He learns how to hunt and how to speak the languages of the Jungle creatures. But Mowgli is a man, and as he grows up he learns that he must take his place among his own kind. First, though, he must face his life-long enemy to discover who is the true King of the Jungle.
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. Although educated in England, he 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 1889.
Robert Ingpen has designed, illustrated and written more than 100 books of fiction and non fiction. In 1986 he was awarded the coveted Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature.
Beautiful volume of Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s adventure, gorgeously illustrated by award-winning Melbourne artist Robert Ingpen. Walker Books does children’s books the way they should be done – lavishly, carefully and with the kind of attention to detail that destines them to become loved family treasures.
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