Biography for Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. In 1871, he was sent to school in England, but returned to India as a young man to work as a journalist for The Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore. Kipling began to publish his poems and stories in this magazine and, but the mid-1890s, he was a literary celebrity. In 1907, he became the first English writer to be warded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Sally Grindley began writing for children in 1984, and is now the author of many acclaimed books. Her sensitive retelling of The Jungle Book retains the atmosphere of the original, while making it accessible to young children. She lives in England with her family. Julek Heller studied art at the Chelsea College of Art and the Royal Academy in London. He has been illustrating children's books for over 25 years an is well-known for his skill in bringing classic stories to life.