Authors: Kipling, Rudyard
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
Grade: 13 - 17
Venture into the depths of the jungle with Mowgli, the “man cub”, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, an Indian Mongoose, and others in Rudyard Kipling’s enduring classic, The Jungle Book. Inspired by Kipling’s travels through India, The Jungle Book is a collection of short stories shared through the eyes of animals in the Indian jungle who possess human characteristics.
Followed by two sequels, The Second Jungle Book and The Third Jungle Book, the most popular of Kipling’s stories involve a “man cub” named Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. The Jungle Book is a seminal classic, having become a motivational tool to the Cub Scouts and influencing authors, filmmakers, artists and children alike. Stories from the collection have been adapted for stage and screen.
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