The Jungle Book
First published in book form in 1894, "The Jungle Book" is a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling. Born and raised as a young boy in India, Kipling returned there for work as an adult. Although these stories were written while Kipling resided in New England, they are clearly inspired by his time abroad—and a good deal of imagination. Since adapted for films and theater...more
Also included are the tales of Rikki Tikki Tavi, the Elephant Dance, and the White Seal. I would have to say that my favorite is Rikki Tikki Tavi, h ...more
The only particular reason I picked this one off my shelf was the feeling it's a "classic" of children's lit, which I felt slightly ashamed of never having had a chance to enjoy – I assumed must be classically marvellous. (I mean, I don't know if I ever even watched the Disney adaptation all the way through. I was actually expecting all Mowgli stories. More than half are not, act ...more
I had read this collection of short sto ...more
The entire book is simplistic on the surfac ...more
"The boy could climb almost as well as he could swim, and swim almost as well as he could run; so Baloo, the Teacher of the Law, taught him the Wood and Water Laws. Then, too, Mowgli was taught the Stranger's Hunting Call, which must be repeated aloud till it is answere ...more
This is the hour of pride and power,
Talon and tush and claw.
Kipling. His pen could write with a silver tongue. The sounds and denizens of the jungle come alive with his words. Now add th ...more
Now that we've gotten that over with, I was surprisingly spellbound by these tales of Mowgli and his jungle friends. Kipling had me in a thrall, and I wanted to believe this fantasy of being raised ...more
Five stars. It's a hugh favorite.
Mowgli's journey as a boy raised among wolves resonates on a deeply human and humane level. Kipling clearly stacks the deck in favor of the animals--at least those who operate according to the Law of the Jungle- ...more
The poetry is my favorite part of the book, to be honest. I can't count the number of times I used the rhythmic ...more
Upon reading it now several years later, I can finally appreciate the book for what it really is: a beautiful fragment of childhood-fantasies and adventures, intertwined with a very vivid cultural glimpse of Kipling's beloved ...more
«In considerazione del potere dell'osservazione, dell'originalità dell'immaginazione, la forza delle idee ed il notevole talento per la narrazione che caratterizzano le creazioni di questo autore famoso nel mondo»
Questa è la motivazione del Premio Nobel che fu attribuito a Kipling nel 1907. Il “Libro della Giungla” non mi sembra che rispecchi in pieno tale motivazione....more
Ho trovato la scrittura di Kipling scorrevole e i racconti gradevoli, ma non particolarmente appassionanti. Sono storie ch
I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed The Jungle Book story and couldn't read it fast enough. Thankfully, sitting on a plane meant that sticking with the story really wasn't a problem. Even though the original story is in many ways very different to the ...more
Frankly the stories here are a mixed bag, but the best of them are quite wonderful. I especially liked the opening story, the tale of Mowgli being kidnapped by the Bander Log, ...more
After reading this book, I read a ...more
Later on, I read and loved The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which I heard was based on The Jungle Book. Interesting, but still not enough to get me to read it.
Finally, I read The God of Small Things by Arundathi Roy. In it, they quoted The Jungle Book's "We be of one blood, thou and I". After meeting all these instances of ...more
In the end, I enjoyed ...more
The first three short stories of The Jungle Book revolve around Mowgli. Mowgli is a man-cub, abandoned by his parents and found by Bagheera. Bagheera took Mowgli back to the jungle to be raised by a wolf fa ...more
This book completes the category "A classic book written before the 1950's". This book was published in 1894 and was written by Rudyard Kipling. This book has been enjoyed by tons of people around the world. Lots of people mistake the book for being a children's book bec ...more
The White Seal and Toomai of the Elephants were my favorites, but I also enjoyed Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Mowgli's Brothers. At first, I am ashamed to say, but I thought this entire book was only Mowgli's story, because of the disney influenced ideas I had, but I soon knew the truth. This is actually my read for the Book Riot Challenge for a collection of short stories, unintentionally of course. ...more
Yet I picked up this audio CD from the library when nothing else on the shelves seemed interesting. Good gravy was I ever pleasantly surprised. From the very first minutes my kids were enthralled. They didn't want to get out of the car (this is not normal for my kids, the car is the last place they want to be). They begged to bring the C ...more
I don’t know how it happened but I missed reading The Jungle Book when I was a child and recently decided to rectify that glaring omission. I picked up the hardcover collector’s edition, as I thought it’s good to have such a classic in my collection. As it turns out, it contained only the first book of the original pair, as opposed to the E-book edition.
I realise as I'm writing this that I might have been a little ge ...more