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The Jungle Book: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

ISBN 13: 978-1786750488

HB - 260 x 216 mm

Over 50 full colour illustrations



Rights: World

Rights Sold: UK

Market: Children's Classic Fiction

The Jungle Book:


by Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

The book

Originally published as part of the famous The Jungle Book, the story of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the little mongoose rescued by a family when he was half-drowned in a storm, has been an enduring favourite with young and old for more than a century.


Rikki, of course, grows to become a family pet and repays the kindness of his rescuers by defending them from the evil cobras that lurk in their garden. Like Kipling's other magical tales from India, Rikki Tikki Tavi has inspired Robert Ingpen to achieve some of his most amazing depictions of wildlife. Rikki and the other creatures are brought to life as never before although, as Robert says: ‘I have tried to tread as lightly as I can with my images and hope I have left enough space for the reader to continue to make the adventure that Kipling created during his time in India.’


This new edition of Kipling’s classic story includes many new illustrations by Robert Ingpen created especially for this book.


Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia, and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads. He studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature and he has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia. A world-renowned artist and author, Ingpen has designed, illustrated and written more than one hundred books, including his highly acclaimed series of illustrated Children’s Classics, which have now been published in many editions around the world.  www.robertingpen.com