The Jungle Books


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The adventures of Mowgli, the young man raised by wolves in the jungles of Central India, and his friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python, as they face the arch-villain Shere Khan the tiger, have become so popular that they have achieved an almost mythical status throughout the world. They were collected by Kipling in The Jungle Book and its sequel, The Second Jungle Book, which also contains other stories set in India which prominently feature animals, such as the well-known ‘Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’, which describes the struggles of a mongoose against venomous cobras.

Here presented with brand-new illustrations by Ian Beck, these hugely popular tales, inspired by ancient fables and Kipling’s own experiences in India, form a vivid account of the relationship between humans and nature, and will continue to inspire readers young and old.

• Complete texts of both THE JUNGLE BOOK (1894) and THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK (1895)
• All of the Mowgli stories, plus “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” “The White Seal,” and many more tales and poems
• 16 full-color illustrations by Maurice & Edward Detmold, plus more than 30 additional illustrations by William Drake and John Lockwood Kipling

Illustrated by Ian Beck

Age range: 12+

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Alma Classics

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