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The Jungle Books



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New edition of Kipling's best-loved book, featuring such unforgettable characters as Mowgli the man-cub, Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger The story of Mowgli, the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as the bear Baloo, the graceful black panther Bagheera and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes. Other animal stories in The Jungle Books range from the dramatic battle between good and evil in 'Rikki-tikki-tavi' to the macabre comedy 'The Undertakers'. With The Jungle Books Rudyard Kipling drew on ancient beast fables, Buddhist philosophy and memories of his Anglo-Indian childhood to create a rich, symbolic portrait of man and nature, and an eternal classic of childhood.

Product code: 9780141196657

ISBN 9780141196657
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H201xW132xS26
No. Of Pages 448
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Tells the story of the man-cub Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, guided by his mentors Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and the ancient python Kaa, and who confronts his arch-enemy Shere Khan the tiger. This book features Mowgli's adventures that are juxtaposed with other animal stories set in the British Empire.