The Jungle Books (Paperback)
"As a child I loved The Jungle Books . . . If you want to look at the India of Kipling's time, there is no writer who will give it to you better." --Salman Rushdie The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book tell stories of the irrepressible Mowgli, who is rescued as a baby from the jaws of the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Raised by wolves and guided by Baloo the bear, Mowgli and his animal friends embark on a series of hair-raising adventures through the jungles of India.
About the Author
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is also known for Just So Stories and Kim. J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E., (1837-1911) was an illustrator and Rudyard Kipling's father.
"The incantatory text of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book still rewards reading aloud."
— Sunday Times
"The child who has never run with Mowgli's wolf pack... has missed something that he will not get from any other writer."
— Rosemary Sutcliffe
"As a child I loved The Jungle Books... If you want to look at the India of Kipling's time, there is no writer who will give it to you better."
— Salman Rushdie