Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. Although educated in England, he returned to India as an adult and worked as a journalist. There, he produced stories, sketches and poems that made him a literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889.Robert Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia. He began studying illustration art and book design over fifty years ago at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has designed, written and illustrated more than one hundred works of fiction and non-fiction. In 1986, Ingpen received the highest honour in the children's book world, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, for his contribution to international children's literature. He has also recently been awarded an honorary doctorate from RMIT and granted Membership of the Order of Australia for services to literature. He and his wife Angela live and work in Anglesea near their home town of Geelong. In recent times, he has illustrated editions of classic works such as The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Around the World in Eighty Days and the centenary editions of Peter Pan and Wendy, The Wind in the Willows and The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense Rhymes.
Robert Ingpen's delicately rendered, full-colour illustrations also
imbue Kipling's characters with a beautiful, quiet dignity that
will encourage children to appreciate the different animals, races
and cultures presented. Printed on thick, high-quality paper, this
is a book that should outlast the many re-readings it deserves. *
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This new edition of Just So Stories is sumptuously illustrated by award-winning Australian artist Robert Ingpen. Satisfy your curiosity about it by finding a copy and delving into the wonders between its covers. * Touchdown *