Rudyard Kipling's enduring classic The Jungle Book is retold for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Costa Children's Book Award winner, Katherine Rundell. Now in a gorgeous paperback edition, with colour illustrations throughout by Kristjana S Williams, illustrator of The Wonder Garden .
'Rundell's interpretation is glorious.' Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Into the Jungle is a modern classic in the making, as Katherine Rundell creates charming and compelling origin stories for all Kipling's best-loved characters, from Baloo and Shere Khan to Kaa and Bagheera. As Mowgli travels through the Indian jungle, this brilliantly visual tale, which weaves each short story together into a wider whole, will make readers both laugh and cry.
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, first published by Macmillan in 1894, is one of the most enduring books of children's literature, delighting generations of children. Katherine Rundell has taken this as the basis of her new and enchanting tale, sharing the early years of favourite characters and informing the creatures they become in Kipling's classic, with stories about family and friendship, loyalty and jungle law, and a final battle which will decide the future of the forest.
A gorgeously produced paperback with a foiled cover and colour illustrations throughout by creative genius Kristjana S Williams, this is truly a book for all the family to treasure and share.
About the Author
Katherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe and is now a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she works on Renaissance literature. She is the bestselling author of The Girl Savage, Rooftoppers, The Wolf Wilder and The Explorer. She won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award in 2014, and the Costa Children's Book Award in 2018. Her writing - mostly on books, but also on climbing, on art and on wolves - has appeared in the London Review of Books, The New York Times, the Telegraph and Intelligent Life.
Kristjana S Williams is an Icelandic artist who studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins. She has worked as a Creative Director, but now creates fine art pieces, art prints, furniture and more with her own studio. Her work is renowned throughout the industry and she has won numerous awards including a D&AD award, Clio Award and a first prize at New York Festivals Grand Prix. She has previously illustrated The Wonder Garden for Wide Eyed Editions and has partnered with Paul Smith and Penhaligon's in recent years.