Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a young boy raised by the animals in an Indian jungle, as well as other animal stories and songs.
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: Among the best loved of all childrenâs classics, Rudyard Kiplingâs 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 âman cub,â a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include âRikki-Tikki-Tavi,â 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.This edition includes black-and-white illustrations by Kurt Wiese and William Henry Drake.