The Jungle Book (Everyman's Library)

The Jungle Book (Everyman's Library)

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by Rudyard Kipling, Kurt Weise
     
 

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Among the best loved of all children’s classics, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned “man cub,” a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known

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Among the best loved of all children’s classics, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned “man cub,” a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and "Toomai of the Elephants," the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler.This edition includes black-and-white illustrations by Kurt Wiese and William Henry Drake.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- With over 20 editions in print, what would justify publishing, or purchasing, another Jungle Book ? The answer is clearly Alexander's splendid and technically ravishing watercolor illustrations. Their stylized borders and overall background patterns recall--without slavishly imitating--Indian textiles and Indian book illustrations. The stunningly vibrant hues (especially the hot pinks, oranges, and electric blues) allude to the traditional colors of India but appeal to contemporary tastes for high-voltage tints. The details are evocative but spare (their scale makes the human figures unintelligible at a distance, but the many animal portraits maintain their effect across a room). With the recent reappearance of the Disney version in video and cartoon knockoffs, this edition's fine graphic vision is doubly welcome. In these numerous vignettes per double-page depictions, India is again the rich and exotic country of Kipling's romantic creation. --Patricia Dooley, University of Washington, Seattle
Sally Estes
In 18 rich watercolor paintings, Pinkney captures the sheer drama of the eight Mowgli stories and of the well-loved "Rikki-tikki-tavi." A handsome volume for collections of classic tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679436379
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
723,043
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

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