Author(s): Rudyard Kipling
This breathtaking new edition of Rudyard Kipling's celebrated coming-of-age tale--illustrated by German illustrator Aljoscha Blau--contains the eight stories and verses featuring Mowgli. Published to celebrate what would have been Kipling's 150th birthday, these stories and drawings will fascinate and delight a new generation of readers.
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. Aljoscha Blau was born in St. Petersburg in 1972. He studied graphics and illustration in Hamburg and has exhibited his work in New York, Paris, Berlin, and Bologna. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the BolognaRagazzi Award, the Troisdorf Picture Book Prize, and the German Youth Literature Award. He lives in Berlin.