The 2016 Disney film adaptation of The Jungle Book is the latest artistic effort to capture the drama and excitement of the enduring tales Rudyard Kipling created more than 120 years ago. This Campfire Classics adapatation faithfully renders Kipling’s original language and plot details in a stunning graphic novel format.
The adventure begins the night a boy, Mowgli, escapes certain doom after being trapped in the perilous clutches of the tiger Shere Khan. To protect Mowgli and to defy the tiger, the Seeonee wolf pack adopts the boy, giving him the nickname “Man-Cub”. Other animals–a panther, bear, and python–teach the boy how to survive as Shere Khan continually pursues him through the jungle. Eventually, Mowgli and Shere Khan square off in an epic battle, from which only one will survive.
About The Jungle Book
Among the best loved of all children’s classics, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Bookis set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned “man cub,” a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and "Toomai of the Elephants," the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler.This edition includes black-and-white illustrations by Kurt Wiese and William Henry Drake.
About The Jungle Book
A sumptuous hardcover edition of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, beautifully illustrated in full color by award-winning artist Nicola Bayley.
First published more than a century ago, The Jungle Book’s seven stories and assorted poems about life in the Indian jungle have delighted countless readers ever since. Here, the three stories about man-cub Mowgli are presented in Kipling’s unabridged words — complete with the poems that frame each of the stories — and accompanied by stunning full-color illustrations by Nicola Bayley. The result is an exquisite classic to treasure for another century to come.
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, to British parents on December 30, 1865. In 1871 Rudyard and his sister, Trix, aged three, were left to be cared for by a couple in Southsea, England. Five years passed before he… More about Rudyard Kipling
“This is a very good adaptation of Kipling’s classic work. Tayal . . . is an excellent choice for this book, where his cartoony stylings handle the animals and the animalistic side of Mowgli very well. . . . [Johnson’s] abridgement is smoothly successful. — ICv2 (Four Stars)