The Jungle Book
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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
«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 che
"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
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
In this novel, the animals have such a human side that put...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
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
If this book had a different setting it would be totally different. If Mowgli was a different age when he got to the jungle it wouldn't have been the same.
The main characters would be Mowgli. Mowgli had dark skin. He had dark hair that was long. He grew tall when he got older. Baloo was the bear. He taught Mowgli the rules of the jungle. He was super tall and bro...more
The 'book'or really the main story concerning Mawgli is very well done. This story shows all the reason why this work, along with Kim, are considered Kipling's best work (though I do love his poem "IF" as well). Despite the "dated-ness" of this story it is still very well done the animals are betrayed well and I really connected with most of the characters. Okay, now we will get to my one...slight disappointment of...more
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
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
Did not read the book. Watched film only.
I've often confused the names "Mowgli" and "Malgudi" and never had a clear idea about either of them. Of course they are from the following books:
Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan (first published 1942)
The stories capture daily life in the fictional southern Indian town of Malgudi.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (first published 1893)
The story of Mowgli, a man-cub raised by wolves and schooled in the jungle who returns to civilization as a youn...more
I did not know, upon starting this book, that it is not merely one tale but rather a collection of tales. Some include the infamous Mowgli, Baloo, and Bagheera, but other tales I had never even heard of before. I was also surprised to discover that this book also include...more
After reading this book, I read a...more
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Walau kecil dan montok,
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bangga saat pertama berburu
Kadang kita sebagai manusia pelu belajar dari makhluk lain mengenai bagimana bersikap dan menjalani kehid...more
- Muy largo el acecho, y el frío era atroz.
- ¿Dónde está la pieza que fuiste a matar?
- En la selva, hermano, pienso que estará.
- ¿Dónde está tu orgullo, dónde tu poder?
- Por la herida huyeron ambos, a la vez.
- ¿Por qué así corriendo vienes hacia mí?
- ¡Ay, hermano! Corro a casa...a morir.
A pesar de ser consciente (en ese entonces, gracias a Disney), que este libro era un libro infantil, me animé a leerlo porque la edición que cogí tenía como encabezado "Colecció...more
It was very, very different to what I expected. This isn't a book all about Mowgli and his adventures in the jungle; in fact, his part is over rather quickly and then we get an assortment of storie...more
I always wondered why the is named 'The jungle book'... I mean consider the stories of Tarzan - 'Tarzan of the apes', 'Return of Tarzan', 'The son of Tarzan' and so on.. I wondered why inst this book named something like 'Mowgli of the wolves' or 'The adventures of Mowgli' or so on..
After reading this book I got my answer.. The name - 'The jungle book' - suited it perfectly, because it is not the story of Mowgli, b...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
WELL. This book was not what I was expecting. Only the first few stories are about Mowgli while the rest of the book is different characters entirely.
I found this book quite hard going, the language was old and I did get a bit lost in places. I found mysel...more