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The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
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The Jungle Books (1894)

by Rudyard Kipling

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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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I have not read these before, although they were on my list for some erroneous reason. The Mowgli stories were captivating, but the ones which really surprised me were the ones about the seals and the Eskimos. I had no idea Kipling ever wrote stories about the far North. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
Good thoughts about how society functions together and is governed. Good stories, too, though I mostly preferred the ones about Mowgli and his jungle world. ( )
  rhowens | Nov 26, 2019 |
The Mowgli stories are great fun and suitably mythic. "Mang the Bat" is a great potential band name.

The other stories are beyond tedious. A mongoose kills a snake, a seal finds a new island, and some war horses chat to each other at night. My edition comes with the Second Jungle Book, which I had no desire to read. ( )
  sometimeunderwater | Nov 5, 2019 |
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 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Kipling, Rudyardprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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
Krohn, HelmiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Makman, LisaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nagai, KaoriIntroductionsecondary 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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