The Jungle Book (Sterling Illustrated Classics Series)

The Jungle Book (Sterling Illustrated Classics Series)


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Award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen offers his stunning version of another classic: Rudyard Kipling's beloved stories of the boy Mowgli, rescued and raised by tigers in the heart of the jungle. The tales feature such unforgettable creatures such as Bagheera, the graceful black panther; Baloo, the kindly brown bear; and Kaa, the snake with the hypnotic stare. In addition, this timeless collection includes other favorites, such as “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” “The White Seal,” and “Toomai of the Elephants.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402782848
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Sterling Illustrated Children's Classics Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 171,254
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

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.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a story filled with adventure and excitement. It follows the Mowglis growth and adventures within the jungle. It’s a classic story of good (Mowgli) verses evil (Shere Khan). Rudyard Kipling follows this conflict of good verses evil using the stories of Mowgli’s growth and adventures in the jungle. Mowgli was raised by a wolf pack and learned everything from them. The protection of the wolf pack represents society. Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther looked after Mowgli as well. They were always around when ever Mowgli needed them. Eventually the day had come when Mowgli had to leave the Wolf Pack to go live in a human village. Messua and her husband take in Mowgli. Messua and her husband both believed that Mowgli was their own son, who had been taken by a tiger years ago. Both Messua and her husband taught Mowgli their language and their way of life. Shortly after Mowgli lived with the humans he hears from one of the wolves in the wolf pack that trouble is coming his way. Mowgli never succeed in the Human village, he will always be a part of the jungle. After reading this book, Kipling makes you believe that animals are like humans. They are very smart and they have their own survival of life just like humans do. That is what makes this book so incredible. It takes you in to this whole other world that makes you believe some where in the jungle this is happening. It makes you think about the actual struggles animals have in real jungle life. This is an exciting book, which can be highly recommended.