A stunning edition of Rudyard Kipling's century-old classic stories about Mowgli the man-cub, illustrated in exquisite detail by Nicola Bayley. First published in 1894, these three stories tell of Mowgli's upbringing by wolves in the Indian jungle; his lessons in the law and language 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.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), poet, short-story writer and journalist, was born in India and spent his early childhood there. He was the most famous writer of his time, and in 1907 became the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Among his classic works are the poem If and Just-So Stories. Kipling is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. Nicola Bayley is one of this country's best-loved artists. Both Katje the Windmill Cat and The Mousehole Cat were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in London, SW9.