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The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Books (original 1894; edition 1981)

by Rudyard Kipling

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Title:The Jungle Books
Authors:Rudyard Kipling
Info:Doubleday (1981), Paperback, 399 pages
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The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling (1894)

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I know these stories by heart, almost! ( )
  nkmunn | Nov 17, 2018 |
I have had this on my must read for years. So glad I finally sat down and read it. Great stories with a thousand comas. Loved them all. ( )
  caanderson | Jan 29, 2018 |
I read some of these and then got a bit bored so it took me a while to pick it up again and finish them. That probably indicates my feelings on this book. The Mowgli stories are fairly entertaining and there is a memorable one about a seal, but overall its a little dull. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Jan 27, 2018 |
I will be honest, I only seriously read the stories about Mowgli. The rest were interesting, but I didn't realise they were entire separate stories...and when I did, I kind of gave up, because I wasn't overall intrigued. ( )
  erinla | Oct 31, 2017 |
I was super excited to read this book before seeing the new movie. I didn't realize this, but the Jungle Books are a bunch of short stories, some of which, are about Mowgli and the characters we know from Disney's The Jungle Book. The stories about Mowgli and the Jungle are OK. A little dry and boring at times. The other stories, however, are EXTREMELY boring and VERY dry. There were only a couple stories I liked that didn't have Mowgli in them; the mongoose story, the seal story and the elephant story. Other than that, the other stories were kind of painful to get through... I wonder if I am the only one that felt that way..... :-/ ( )
  MinDea | Apr 25, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Rudyard Kiplingprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cunliffe, MarcusAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dardel, Nils vonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Düzakin, AkinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Detmold, EdwardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Detmold, MauriceIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Drake, W. H.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallqvist, Britt G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Karlin, DanielEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kipling, J. LockwoodIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Makman, LisaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nyquist, WalterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Now Rann, the Kite, brings home the night That Mang, the Bat, sets free--

The herds are shut in byre and hut, For loosed till dawn are we.

This is the hour of pride and power, Talon and tush and claw.

Oh,hear the call!--Good Hunting all That keep the Jungle Law!

-Night Song in the Jungle
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It was seven o' clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his days rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips.
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"The Jungle Books" is the title usually used for the combined "The Jungle Book" & "The Second Jungle Book" or portions of both thereof.
This is a combination of The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book
Do not alias this book. Combine it.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451529758, Mass Market Paperback)

The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the 'Mowgli' stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther. The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the theme of self-discovery, and the nature of the 'Law'.

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This timeless classic, made world-famous partly by the 1967 animated Disney film adaptation, is now available in a handsome new package featuring a new Afterword. Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle, and includes other short stories set in India.… (more)

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