The Tyger, Lion, Wolf and a Boy

My Dad was presented with ‘The Jungle Book’ as a reward for becoming Top Boy at his school on his first teenage year.

I also became Head Boy of my school at around the same age.

It’s fair to say he loved this book and the musical animation of the story.  Interestingly his favourite poem was ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake – no coincidence.

A copy of that poem, in artistic form, is here to read:

Copy A of Blake’s original printing of The Tyger, c. 1795. Copy A is currently held by the British Museum – courtesy of Wikipedia.

Here is a photograph of my Dad’s originally presented ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling:

Opened book cover photograph of ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling 1955 edition, presented to my Dad on becoming Top Boy at his school.

Here is the front cover of a school project I produced in the year I also became a teenager:

‘World Safari’ A4 paper cover page art, school project by Matt, pencil & orange crayon – during my first teenage year.

Practice makes perfect.


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