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Jungle Book, The : Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Rudyard Kipling

Jungle Book, The

Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS


Published: 6th October 1994
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Among the best loved of all classics for children are the tales of Mowgli, the boy who learned the law of the jungle as he grew up among a pack of wolves in India's Seeonee Hills. First published in 1894, the book imagines a child living and flourishing in a community of animals - an idea that perhaps had its origin in Kipling's unhappy childhood. 'His stories are not animal stories in the realistic sense; they are wonderful, beautiful fairy tales, ' wrote Ernest Thompson Seton, the great Canadian naturalist. Kurt Wiese's illustrations, commissoned by the American firm of Doubleday in 1932, have never appeared in Britain before. An artist with a particular interest in animals and an amazing visual memory, he remembered all he had observed on his travels in the Far East during the early 1900s, first as a salesman in China and then as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese.

Children who have seen the film version of The Jungle Book will be captivated by the spell of Kipling's storytelling. Likewise the wonderful Just So Stories - How the Alphabet Became, The Elephant's Child, The Cat that Walked by Himself, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, the camel his hump, the leopard his spots and many more - never fail to delight. Both are given a fresh interpretation by Michael Foreman's black-and-white drawings and exquisite colour plates in these special editions. (8-12 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

ISBN: 9781857159325
ISBN-10: 1857159322
Series: Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 6th October 1994
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 16.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1