Helen Borten | Enchanted Lion, USA | 40pp | 7.12 x 10 inches
In a hot land near the equator, a new day is beginning. Out of the morning mist a vast ocean of leaves appears. It is the roof of the jungle. What lies beneath, the varied teeming life of animals and plants, is vividly portrayed through the cycle of day and night in the jungle world. The narrative follows the sunrise-to-sunrise inner workings of a jungle, featuring stunning, layered descriptions of the smallest happenings, like the tune-up of an insect orchestra, and more boisterous, sudden events, like the rogue afternoon thunderstorm. Considered Borten’s masterpiece by many iconoclasts, The Jungle was inspired by a trip to Guatamala in 1967, when few others were going there to seek out images and stories to share with children back in the US.
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