The Jungle Book (Hardcover)

By Rudyard Kipling, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)
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Imagine growing up among wolves, being friends with a panther and a bear, and hunting the most fearsome animal in the wild the man-killing tiger Shere Khan. Rudyard Kipling portrays the exciting and adventurous jungle upbringing of Mowgli in this timeless classic. Still amazingly contemporary even though it was written more than 100 years ago, the pacing, language, and characters will keep readers young and old turning the pages, and then begging for more.
Originally published in two volumes, this edition collects all the Mowgli stories and adds the very popular Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. This edition will feature an introduction by Newbery-award winner Neil Gaiman.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling was born Joseph Rudyard Kipling in Bombay, India in 1865. At the age of five, he was sent to England to be educated. He later returned to India, where he worked as a journalist and writer before traveling the world. He subsequently made his home in England, India, the United States, and South Africa. Kipling wrote The Jungle Books while living with his wife and young children in the United States near Brattleboro, Vermont. By the time The Jungle Books were published in 1894 and 1895, Kipling had become one of the most famous writers in England. In 1907, he became the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel Prize in literature. He died in England in 1936.

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375869617
ISBN-10: 0375869611
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 24th, 2012
Pages: 305
Language: English