For more than a century, The Jungle Book has enchanted young readers with its tales of Mowgli, the man-cub raised by wolves in the jungles of India, and the many animal acquaintances who populate his wild world: Akela, the wolf; Bagheera, the panther; Kaa, the python; Hathi, the elephant; Kotick, the white seal; Shere Khan, the tiger, and, of course, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the valorous mongoose. This edition of Rudyard Kipling's classic features beautiful color plates by Maurice and Edward Detmold that bring these stories vividly to life and enhance their magical sense of wonder. The Jungle Book is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics for children. It features classic illustrations, an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.
About the Author
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His fiction works include The Jungle Book — a classic of children’s literature — and the rousing adventure novel Kim, as well as books of poems, short stories, and essays. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.