The Jungle Book (Hardcover)
The story of Mowgli, the Man-Cub raised by wolves in the jungles of India, is one of the greatest literary works of all time. This magnificent edition of Kipling's masterpiece is illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Robert Ingpen.
Rescued as an infant from the savage tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is reared by a pack of wolves. His days are filled with excitement and danger as he learns the ways of the jungle from Bagheera the panther and the wise bear, Baloo. As the boy grows, he also learns he must take his place among his own kind--but first, he must face Shere Khan in a battle of wits and strength to discover the true King of the Jungle....Along with the story of Mowgli are other jungle tales--including "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," "The White Seal," and "Toomai of the Elephants"--lending depth and diversity to our understanding of Kipling's India.
About the Author
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is best known for The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and Kim. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.