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Wednesday 3 October 2018

Review: Mowgli's Story

Here is a stunning new interpretation of Rudyard’s Kipling’s classic, The Jungle Book. This new version has been retold for a younger audience by Juliet Stanley and superbly illustrated by Robert Ingpen.

How can you resist that gorgeous depiction of Shere Khan on the cover!

The intimate and delicate illustrations of Mowgli and his animal companions in their natural habitat invite you into the story and make you part of Mowgli’s world. They reveal the beauty and detail of the jungle inhabitants in a way that also gives insight to their character and connection with their surroundings.

This is a gorgeous illustrated story, perfect for reading aloud to children 4 to 10. Older children will also enjoy reading this story for themselves as the language has been sensitively interpreted for a modern younger audience.

This version retains the essence of the original, the classic story of the man-cub Mowgli, brought up by wolves in the Indian jungle. We get to know Mowgli as he learns to understand every sound and movement of the jungle and figure out his place in it.

The book is broken up into three short stories, with a song in between each. The first introduces us to Mowgli and how he came to join the wolf pack. The second is about how Mowgli played with the monkey tribe and discovered Kaa the snake’s hunting trick. The final story sees Mogwli return to the man village and face his enemy Shere Khan.

This is an edition to be treasured, with its quality hard cover production and enchanting images. A beautiful new edition of a classic story.

Title: The Jungle Book Mowgli's Story
Author: Rudyard Kipling (abridged by Juliet Stanley)
Illustrator: Robert Ingpen
Publisher: Walker, $27.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2018
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781760650773
For ages: 5+
Type: Illustrated Fiction