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Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Jungle Book (1894)

by Rudyard Kipling, Walt Disney company

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I enjoyed this book. Jungle Book was my favorite movie as a child so I was excited to read the book. I was surprised at the differences between the two. It looks like the new movie will be more based off of the book. I do not think most children would be very interested in the book because it was hard to get into. Older kids would probably enjoy it if they stuck with it. ( )
  SamanthaPurvis3 | Mar 12, 2016 |
I made the mistake to take this book and expect it to be a book version of the Disney classic. My bad. In reality the Jungle Book is a collection of short stories in which some of them we have our well known character Mowgli. Not knowing that might have add some negative influence to this title, but the truth is I didn't find anything fantastic about. The narrative is so simple like it was supposed to be only for children and not engaging at all for adults, for a book full of short stories it took me forever to finish it. To be fair though there some stories that have their charms like "The White Seal" and "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" but all and all I wouldn't recommend to anyone, unless this person has sleeping problems 'cause this book is a sure thing for that. ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
Not at all what I expected when I sat down to read it. I thought Disney took the story and only tweaked it instead of dropping it on its head. This is actually a series of short stories, most of them mediocre at best. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
The Jungle Books Rudyard Kipling
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I am not a great lover of short stories but this had been on my shelf awhile, to be honest I expected it to be novel made up of stories about Mowglis adventures in the jungle but it was actually a collection of short stories about animals and life in the wild some of which happened to feature Mowgli and the animals typically associated with him.

There were 2 stories set in the antartic/ artic featuring a while seal and a group of Inuit and their huskies, not really jungle stories.

There were a couple of other stories featuring different animals and humans and set in India.

What the stories have in common is that they are often brutal and death is a common feature in this way they are true to the life of the jungle.

Not my sort of thing but worth reading for the technical descriptions of the wild. ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
This children’s book is a series of stories which are quite short and at times amusing, even for an adult. In an era, a long time ago, as a boy cub (a fledgling of the boy scout movement), I was read the Jungle book at pack meetings but I don't remember very much of it. What I did remember was that Akela was what we called the pack leader and indeed chanted AAAAAAAAA KAAAAAAA LAAAAAAAAA. That person, in the case of my 1960s Stoneywood pack, was a very bubbly charismatic person of the female persuasion, who went on to receive an MBE for services to scouting. While reading the book, the only other things that I recognised, from my cub days, were Riki Tiki Tavi the mongoose and Shere Khan the Tiger.
  NeilT | Jan 4, 2016 |
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Rudyard Kiplingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walt Disney companymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Altena, Ernst vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Detmold, Charles MauriceIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Detmold, EdwardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foreman, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frenzeny, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kipling, John LockwoodIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manent, MariàTranslatorsecondary 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!
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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of The Jungle Book includes a Biographical Note, Foreward, Preface, and Afterword by Jane Yolen.

Run with them. Or fear them--

Bagheera the Panther: A silken shadow of boldness and cunning.

Kaa the Python: A thirty foot battering ram driven by a cool, hungry mind.

Baloo the Bear: who keeps the lore and the Law, and teaches the Secret Words.

Rikki the Mongoose: The young protector who sings as he slays.

Akela and Raksha the Wolves: Demon warriors of the Free People.

Shere Khan the Tiger: The dreaded enemy of all.

And Mowgli the Man-cub: The orphan baby raised by the wolves, taught by Baloo, trained by Bagheera and Kaa. The sorcerer who knows the ways of the jungle and speaks the language of the wild...

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Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle. Also includes other short stories set in India.

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