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The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
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Read from November 04 to 17, 2011

I am so impressed with Kipling's knowledge of the jungles of India, and of wild life in general, especially considering the time in which this book was compiled. That paired with his very vivid imagination make for a collection of great stories. I did not realize when I began, that this book is really a collection of short stories, and that Mowgli, and the jungles of India, are only featured in some of them. However, many of the other stories were just as enjoyable as Mowgli's stories, so once I realized this, it took nothing away from my enjoyment of the book to have these stories entertwined. I did start reading this book with my daughter, who is 12, and she quickly lost interest, so I finished on my own. I think a boy might enjoy these stories a bit more, but then again, it could just be my daughter, and not girls in general.
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