The Jungle Book was published in 1894, and tells of the child Mowgli who is a foundling brought up by wolves. Various animals - among them the wise black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the sleepy bear - teach him the rules or "Laws" of the jungle. He learns about the great enmity between Mowgli and the tiger Shere Khan who killed the boy’s parents. Like The Just So Stories (1902) it portrays the natural world and its creatures in a logical anthropomorphized manner, entertaining to adult and child alike. The simplicity of the concept and the lack of moral overtones have made The Jungle Book a lasting influence on young readers.
Electric Book Company; January 1999
- ISBN: 9781598757262
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- Title: The Jungle Book
- Author: Rudyard Kipling
Imprint: Electric Book Company