The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

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Among the best loved of all children’s classics, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned “man cub,” a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and "Toomai of the Elephants," the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler.
 

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Rudyard Kipling was best known for his later published novel, The Jungle Book and as a master of shortstories in his time. His writing chiefly took place in India and effectively supported the British imperialistic goals of the era. In the 1800s, much of India’s culture and customs were still shrouded in mystery and to readers back in London the landscape proved great fodder for short tales of horror, in particular, ghost stories. Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at varlaventura.wordpress.com.
 
Published February 15, 1992 by Tor Classics. 144 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment, History, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel, Arts & Photography, Young Adult, War. Non-fiction

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Printed on heavy, coated stock, with wide floral borders adding further notes of luxury, these three complete tales from Kipling’s classic, with attendant verses, get both sumptuous packaging and a generous helping of small, finely detailed illustrations.

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Librarians for Britain’s National Trust have discovered a rare first edition of Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book,” BBC News reported.

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The Guardian

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Cultural diversity is explored in an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale that ultimately descends into panto, writes Alfred Hickling

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BC Books

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The Campfire Classics adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is an illustrated collection of most of the Mowgli stories from the 1894 volume and its 1895 sequel, The Second Jungle Book.

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Examiner

Contrary to the Disney movie, The Jungle Book was a collection of stories, only some of which centered around the man-child Mowgli.

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Common Sense Media

Along the way the pair encounters hypnotic snake Kaa (Sterling Holloway), an army of elephants, and, much to Bagheera's dismay, Baloo the bear (Phil Harris), a lovable "jungle bum" who temps Mowgli with his laid-back, "Bare Necessities" life.

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Kipling uses archaic language sometimes which may be difficult for younger children, YET somehow he manages to bring his characters to life in a magical manner.

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Additionally, Baloo is often shown attempting to provide Mowgli with some lessons regarding the jungle, but most are either completely disregarded or irrelevant to the episode at hand, leaving the impression that Mowgli isn't really learning anything about the jungle at all.

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The Jungle Book has been made into a number of film and TV versions, and a sequel to the book, The Second Jungle Book, contains more stories about Mowgli and other jungle creatures.

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Variety

That means adults will have to turn out for this opulent, action-packed production, which, based on the recent track record of remakes, should prove an uphill battle, leaving homevideo as the most successful hunting ground for "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book."

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Feldman Written by Stephen Sommers, Ronald Yanover, and Mark Geldman Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures Starring Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, John Cleese, Jason Flemyng, Stefan Kalipha, Ron Donachie, Anirudh Agarwal, Faran Tahir, and Sean NaegeliRudyard Kipling's Th...

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