The Jungle Book
Accounts of a courageous youngster and formidable creatures of the Indian jungle abound in this series of 14 imaginative tales. Mowgli, a boy raised by a wolf pack, learns the lore of the jungle from its inhabitants; Rikki-tikki-tavi, a brave mongoose, defeats a deadly cobra; and 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 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
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
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
«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
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
Five stars. It's a hugh favorite.
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
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
In this novel, the animals have such a human side that put...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
I realise as I'm writing this that I might have been a little ge...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