From the moment a little naked cub wanders into the lair of Father Wolf and Mother Wolf to the moment when the master of the jungle returns to his own people, Mowgli's adventures comprise a fable of human life. Along with these stories are other animal tales. This is a magnificent new edition of the best-loved story featuring over 80 beautiful illustrations by award-winning Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen. Simply and beautifully written, The Jungle Book remains a classic work of children's literature. The story of Mowgli, the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of India is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. A rich and complex fable of animal and human life, Kipling's enduring classic dazzles the imagination with its astonishing descriptive powers and lively sense of adventure.