"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 MorpurgoFrom the moment a little naked cub wanders into the lair of Father Wolf and Mother Wolf to the moment when the master of the jungle returns to his own people, Mowgli's adventures comprise a fable of human life.
Along with these stories are other animal tales. This is a magnificent new edition of the best-loved story featuring over 80 beautiful illustrations by award-winning Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen. Simply and beautifully written, The Jungle Book remains a classic work of children's literature.
The story of Mowgli, the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of India is one of the greatest literary myths ever created.
A rich and complex fable of animal and human life, Kipling's enduring classic dazzles the imagination with its astonishing descriptive powers and lively sense of adventure.