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The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book (1894)

by Rudyard Kipling

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What can you say about such a classic as this? Mowgli is raised in the wilds of the Indian Junble by wolves, and has a series of adventures, in which he proves himself brave, and kind and fair. I enjoyed reading the stories that make up The Jungle Book, for all they were a product of the era in which they were written. ( )
  cedargrove | Jun 24, 2017 |
Not a single sequential story but a set of separate related stories. Very much of its era.

In the story of Kaa, Mowgli is first beaten by Baloo for not learning his lessons

Bagheera: 'His face is all bruised to-day by thy--softness. Ugh.'
Baloo: 'Better he should be bruised from head to foot by me who love him than that he should come to harm through ignorance.'

Mowgli runs off and is almost killed by the monkeys. His reward for being rescued is to then be brutally beaten by Bagheera.

"for a seven-year-old boy they amounted to as severe a beating as you could wish to avoid"

At that rather charmless, very British Empire point, I abandoned the book.
  rakerman | Jun 1, 2017 |
This is the classic tale about a boy raised by wolves in the wild. His bravery and kindness has inspired others.
  Hollizphil | Mar 19, 2017 |
This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com by express permission of this reviewer   Synopsis Several short stories about India and animals. 3 stories about Mowgli the mancub, 1 about a white seal, 1 about the elephant dances, 1 about the mongoose Ricki-tikki-tavvi and 1 about some camp animals chatting it up one night. Plus several songs and poems.   My Thoughts Last time I read The Jungle Book it was actually The TWO Jungle Books and I was not very impressed. There was stuff about Eskimoes and a LOT more poems and songs and short stories that didn't seem to fit. It did have some additional stories about Mowgli however, so it might be worth reading if you really like him.   This time I read the first Jungle book and it was great. We all know Mowgli, but this is the real one, not the disneyfied cartoon doofus. Nor is he the young strapping lad of mighty pectorals seen in the live action movie with Jason Scott Lee.   Overall, this was just a bunch of stories about the animals of India. Funny, sad, courageous and heartwarming. Perfect for a child's introduction to Kipling and to a wider range of the world's Literature than they might have experienced to date.   As for comparing this to the movie, I'll leave that for the movie review later this evening. But the movie has almost NOTHING to do with the short stories about Mowgli from this book.   Rating: 4 of 5 Stars Author: Rudyard Kipling   Group Blog Info: For the main event, please head over to: Jungle Book Discussion Central and follow the instructions :-)   The movie can be watched here at my blog at the following post: Jungle Book Movie " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Jungle book is a stories that tells about a little boy child grows up in the care of some mightiest beast of the jungle saved from the threats of ferocious Share Khan by mother and father wolf who bring him in their wolf cubs. Mowgli is the name that used to call a little boy was welcomed in the pack by might aleka. Little mowgli learns the way of jungle through his teachers the bear and bagheera are the one who save mowgli from the tiger. They told mowgli to go to village to learn their lifestyle and language because the tiger will come. When the tiger came to the village, mowgli had planned to kill the tiger and the result he is able to kill the tiger and go back to the jungle and live there for the rest of his life.

In every story will have their weakness and strengths and the weakness of this book is at the end of the story a boy should find his parents but in reality he doesn’t find his parents and lives there for the rest of his life. This shows that a boy is hopeless and optimism boy who doesn’t think how he will go out from the jungle. And the strengths is in this story a boy that was threats by a tiger is not afraid of him and he think a solution on how he can kill a tiger by his own way.

I recommended younger people to read this story because it is about how a people fight for his life in the jungle and survive from animals threads. And I want to recommend about this book that in this story after a boy killed a tiger, he should continued his journey to go back to his house because maybe his parents really worries about his child who was lost in the jungle. This shows that he should have more confident and problem solving so that he believes that his future will not be in the jungle, but his future was in his cities
  KevenJevryHakim | Dec 6, 2016 |
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This is the classic tale about a boy raised by wolves in the wild. His bravery and kindness has inspired others.

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Rudyard Kiplingprimary authorall editionscalculated
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
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812504690, Mass Market Paperback)

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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