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The Second Jungle Book (The Jungle Book #2)

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The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont.
Paperback, 142 pages
Published November 3rd 2006 by Doubleday (first published 1895)
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May 12, 2014 Darwin8u rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
"The traitor Dark gives up each mark
Of stretched or hooded claw;
Then hear the Call: "Good rest to all
That keep the Jungle Law!"

― Rudyard Kipling, The Second Jungle Book


Sequels, especially YA sequels, seem destined to drop in quality. The first book sold well and was popular. There is a demand, I imagine, from fans and publishers to repeat a proven recipe. But the author's heart isn't in it. It sells, and usually sells well, but sucks.

This is not that sequel. Sting once bragged that he could "
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Préstamo Biblioteca.

Este libro me gustó más que El libro de la selva Este libro se podría denominar como un libro de historias de la selva (al igual que el anterior, no todas suceden en la selva). En este libro tenemos la historia de Mowgli donde la dejamos en el primer libro y el autor decide ahondar en nuevas aventuras, nuevos personajes, todo esto en una linea de tiempo lineal. Las historias de Mowgli me encantan, sus aventuras y aunque me disgusta el cierre de esta historia y más como lo hiz
Sep 18, 2015 Pio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Premièrement, il ne s'agit pas d'une histoire, mais plutôt de plusieurs. Ce livre prend la forme d'un recueil de nouvelles ayant pour point commun les animaux. Les premières, qui mettent en scène Mowgli et Baloo, ainsi que plusieurs autres, sont excellentes. Les personnages sont simples, mais touchant et apporte quelques belles réflexions. On y vit des aventures incroyables dans un univers magnifique. Malheureusement, les autres sont très ordinaires. Les personnages et leurs aventures semblent f ...more
Mar 22, 2014 Abby rated it it was amazing
For anyone who has loved the Mowgli stories of The Jungle Book, this sequel is a must-read. Mowgli has grown from being the little Man Cub to being Master of the Jungle; he is well on his way to becoming a man. Included are the stories of Mowgli destoying a village, fighting the wild red dogs, and finding an ancient treasure. Also, we have the stories of an old Brahmin holy man, a man-eating crocodile, and (as out of place as Kotick the White Seal in the first volume) an Inuit seal hunter.
Lacey Louwagie
I don't have a ton to say about this book that I didn't already say about The Jungle Book. Again, it irritated me that random stories were thrown in with the Mowgli stories, except this time the random stories were not all together at the end; instead, they were interspersed with the Mowgli ones, so that it was more difficult to piece the Mowgli stories back together again. The Mowgli stories in this volume were longer and more sophisticated, the last story where Mowgli feels the pull of humanit ...more
Hank Hoeft
Sep 02, 2016 Hank Hoeft rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as with The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling's Second Jungle Book is a mixed bag of stories, with the best being the tales of Mowgli. When he saw that I was reading SJB, a fraternity brother and fellow Goodreads member commented that "The King's Anku" read like a proto-Conan story, and I must say that story does have a heavy Robert E. Howard flavor to it, and obviously shows the influence Kipling had on Howard's writing. But Kipling's influence goes beyond REH; all the Mowgli stories are very m ...more
Clinton King
Sep 19, 2014 Clinton King rated it really liked it
I first read these short stories a couple of years ago, but I just recently read some of them to my children. I enjoy them, but there were some complaints about how slow some of the stories seemed to move. If you liked the first Jungle Book, (which is still in print; this one isn't) you'll like this book, as well. Incidentally, the contrast between the Mowgli featured in most of the stories in this book and the Mowgli of Disney fame is even starker that it was in the first collection. In these s ...more
Ebster Davis
Jun 12, 2016 Ebster Davis rated it liked it
The structure of this book is really irritating because Mowgli's stories are mixed in with other animal stories. Some of the other stories are really good, but because they set up Mowgli's whole character arc so well they come across as annoying distractions.

I like the whole primordial creation legend about tigers and humans. For me it sets Mowgli's later struggles in a different light because he doesn't have a proper adversary anymore, and he wants one.

Instead he has to deal with the pettiness
Apr 26, 2015 Nora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Noooo it's over!!!!

Loved that this book had more stories with Mowgli and the squad, because those are my favorites!
My favorite story was The King's Ankus, because Mowgli and Bagheera together is the best team!
I also wished they had kept Kaa's character true to the books in the movies, because he's just so chill and the best bro.

Overall, I liked this book better than the first.
But I still want to know more about Mowgli's new life after that last story!

~ Nora
David Drent
Nov 28, 2016 David Drent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love these books. There's something about reading about talking animals before Disney gets a hold of them. I love the old disney cartoon but this book shows what the series was meant to be like.
Stephen Brooke
Jun 16, 2017 Stephen Brooke rated it it was amazing
Mowgli was obviously too good a concept not to revisit. There is more of the boy of India, raised by wolves, taught by bear and panther, than in the first Jungle Book, and more depth in the portrayal. As ever with Kipling, the prose is near-perfect — and the poems that accompany the stories aren’t bad either.

The non-Mowgli stories are also good and everything seems more ‘adult’ than in the first book. These are more that just escapist fiction-for-boys, entertaining adventures (though quite good
Another great collection of short stories, although this one goes a bit further afield and uses 'Jungle' to encompass a lot of the wilder, wider world!

My favourite stories were probably 'The King's Ankus', where Mowgli tries to understand the nature of 'treasure' and greed, and 'Quigern', which tells of an Inuit tribe's struggles to survive a famine. And there are some great poems accompanying each story.

The stories are a lot darker than the first volume - the author definitely hasn't shied away
Rating: 3.5 stars
Recommended: Ages 12+

I quite enjoyed this continuation of the 'Jungle Book', meeting all the old characters again, and discovering what finally happens to Mowgli in the end. Not one of my favorite books, but certainly very enjoyable. Quite graphic and gory in some places, but rather sweet and touching in others. A must-read for anyone who enjoyed the first Jungle Book.
Mar 12, 2014 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nous retrouvons la suite des histoires de Mowgli, jusqu’à son retour parmi le clan des Hommes. Comme dans le livre 1, d’autres histoires sur la jungle sont présentes, y compris une nouvelle dédiée au peuple esquimau. J’ai bien aimé la plupart de ces nouvelles, mais j’ai éprouvé une certaine lourdeur à certain moment et la lecture de ce second livre a été bien plus lente que celle du premier.

Les Nouvelles sont :
Comment vint la Crainte (avec Mowgli)
Le Miracle de Purun Bhagat
La Descente de la Jun
Jacob Patterson
The summary of this book was about the young Mowgli growing into manhood. This is the second to The Jungle Books series, and has many short stories in it as well. Mowgli is a young boy who wasn't raised by humans or his parents, but raised by wolves in the jungle. He is now a ruler over the animals in the jungle. Baloo the Brown Bear, Ikki the Porcupine, Hathi the Asian Elephant, Jacala the Mugger Crocodile, Chil the Kite, Kaa the Rock Python, Bagheera the Black Panther, Shere Khan the Tiger, Ak ...more
Drew Graham
Jun 12, 2014 Drew Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: me
The saga of Mowgli the Man-cub continues in this second volume of tales of the Jungle. Details of Mowgli's life in and out of the man village are revealed, as well as stories of other creatures and their interactions with each other and with the men they can never seem to understand.

This was another mixed bag of stories, some interesting, some not quite as. I loved getting more details about Mowgli's interaction with those in the man village (including hints to his true heritage), and how he gre
How Fear Came: 4/5

The Miracle of Purun Bhagat: 3/5

Letting in the Jungle: 4/5

The Undertakers: 3/5

The King's Ankus: 2/5

Quiquern: 1/5

Red Dog: 2/5

Spring Running: 2/5
B. Zedan
Jul 22, 2008 B. Zedan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone, really
If you time it correctly, both Jungle Books can hit you perfectly at just the right age. I think that's how they were for me as a kid. The first is a great adventure story, and the second is a level up, sadder and about growing up and everything. I need to make two detours here, the first regarding why I needed to re-read it.
About a year ago, this tree I loved was cut down. I'm kind of weird about plants, comes from growing up a loner with a well-wooded acre to play in. Anyway, I get in a fit ab
Nov 01, 2015 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.9 ¡Buena Caza Mowgli!

El segundo libro de la selva por el escritor nobel Rudyard Kipling es el cierre de una maravillosa historia de aceptación, una historia de aprendizaje y evolución. Es sabiduría hecha libro, tantos sentimientos... Wow! Kipling vuelve a sorprenderme con historias muy diversas, desde una aldea de esquimales a punto de morir en el medio de la nada, hasta batallas épicas en medio de la selva. ¡Que grande!

Opinión Personal

Normalmente no tardo tanto con los libros así que este fu
R.K. Cowles
Feb 19, 2017 R.K. Cowles rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
2 1/2 stars
Youngseo Lee
Jul 04, 2016 Youngseo Lee rated it it was amazing
Most of you will know about the animation movie, 'The Jungle book', the story about a boy named Mowgli and his friends, Baloo, the bear, Bagheera, the panther and Akheela, the wolf that is fighting against a tiger named Shere Khan. Well, the book 'The Second Jungle Book' contains 4 more short stories that is unrelated with the original story about Mowgli.
Since I really want to recommend this book to all of you, I want to write one story that I liked the most which is about a story about a seal
Jun 08, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I stayed up until 3am to read this book, I think that is a fairly good indicator. What was a disappointment was some of the chapters not about Mowgli. In the first Jungle Book each other story was as amazing as the other, but this time, especially the one about the diplomat, I found myself unable to engage with the story and it was written in such a way it was trying to read. But once the Mowgli stories begun again I got engrossed with it. So I guess it is still an amazing book but with a couple ...more
Aug 13, 2014 Julia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, book
I have always enjoyed the Wal-Mart Classics while I wish these would come back out but that is a wish for something else. My sister was able to send me these copies so I have been trying to read them - reading the other short stories then moving onto the Mowgli stories all at the same time.

Before I actually start my review I would like to make mention of something that may be of interest to some others who may want to shake things up for these stories. While I was trying to figure out how to pr
Aug 29, 2013 Russell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The overarching story is the transition of Mowgli from a teenager, a Lost Boy to borrow from Barrie, to beginning of what it means to be a man.

Kipling's prose is pure magic. Even though they are of the Jungle, woven together with the Jungle, the lessons of the stories are timeless.

The stories set outside of Mowgli and his Jungle delighted me as much as Mowgli's. Of course, the core is centered around Mowgli. The last two stories are bittersweet, for they are about endings and changes. All the
Sep 09, 2012 Raj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Second Jungle Book contains several stories of the jungle and beyond, as well as finishing the story of the Man Cub, Mowgli over several hops. The end of the first Jungle Book saw Mowgli return to the jungle after a bad experience in a local village, and this describes some of his further adventures, now as master of the jungle. The final story here, The Spring Running which the book itself describes as "the last of the Mowgli stories" had me blubbing at the end. It describes the change that ...more
Jan 17, 2012 Dan rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Having read The Jungle Booksome time ago, I thought it was about time I read the sequel. It's certainly a development from the first and sees Mowgli as a teenager being used to death and the way of the Jungle. There's quite a focus on humans in this one and it is clear from the start that Mowgli is destined to return to live with his kind and this ending is brilliantly done. It's heartfelt and Mowgli isn't sure what he is doing is right but his friends in the Jungle tell him it is.

There's also a
May 20, 2013 Renée rated it really liked it
Heerlijk boek weer. Neemt me helemaal mee. Er zat 1 verhaal tussen wat me wat minder deed, ben alweer vergeten welke, de rest was supergoed. De gedichtjes sla ik ook over maar dat heeft er ook mee van doen dat mijn niveau van Engels niet zodanig is dat ik die goed kan volgen. Verder: met eenvoudige taal sterk beeldend en wat ik ook heel knap vindt, met karakters, zeker voor wat betreft Mowgli die ondanks de typering wat ongrijpbaar blijven. En ook heel knap vind ik het gevoel van Kipling voor di ...more
Apr 10, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've been finding myself reading some really rotten books in 2017 and this book was just one of them. I thought it would be a cinch to read, having previously read The Jungle Book but I was wrong. I didn't really understand why there were so many extra poems and similar included between chapters of the main storyline. And besides, I couldn't really pick up the real plot line to see where things were heading from chapter-to-chapter...and that made this book tough to follow. What seems like an eas ...more
Angelo Giardini
Feb 01, 2012 Angelo Giardini rated it it was amazing
O Segundo Livro da Selva é um livro de contos do Rudyard Kipling, escrito sobre os mesmos temas por ele já abordados no primeiro Livro da Selva (ou Livro da Jângal). Aqui, mais uma vez, reaparece o personagem de Mowgli, o menino-lobo (nesta edição portuguesa, infelizmente, chamado de Máugli). Cinco dos oito contos lidam com novas aventuras de Mowgli, enquanto os três outros tratam de temas diversos, mas sempre ligados aos animais e à natureza.

Kipling escreve esses contos com poesia e imaginação,
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