An extravagent new edition of some of the best-loved stories of all time. First published over a century ago. these three stories about the man-cub Mowgli have delighted adults and children ever since. The stories tell of Mowgli's upbringing among the wolves; his lessons in the Law of the Jungle from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python; his kidnap by the Monkey People and his clash with the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Illustrated in ravishing full-colour and exquisite detail by award-winning artist Nicola Bayley, this is a book to treasure for ever. This stunningly illustrated version of "The Jungle Book" is an ideal gift. Major PR and publicity coverage.
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Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay on 30 December 1865 and made a significant contribution to English literature in various genres, including poetry, short story and novel. Nicola Bayley studied Art at St Martin's and the Royal College of Art. Nicola has won critical acclaim and many prizes for her beautifully illustrated and minutely observed pictures. She lives in London.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-6–Three stories–"Mowgli's Brothers," "Kaa's Hunting," and "Tiger! Tiger!"–and six of the poetic songs from Kipling's classic work are accompanied by painterly illustrations. Floral-patterned borders decorate the gutter of every spread, drawing the eye to what is customarily an empty space. A combination of detailed miniature drawings and small framed paintings is strategically placed throughout the text. As is typical of Bayley's style, the masterful use of light, detail, rich color, and texture creates striking and evocative visual effects. The images of the tiger are especially expressive. Unfortunately, the decorative layout and small size of the images don't fully capture the lush setting and drama of Mowgli's adventures. Still, this is a beautifully designed book. Jerry Pinkney's The Jungle Book (HarperCollins, 1995) is another visually appealing version that includes 18 of Kipling's original stories.– Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110744586437
Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Nicola Bayley (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0744586437