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
"Nicola Bayley’s framed full-page and inset illustrations do justice to the animals of the forest; each whisker or paw seems realistic enough to touch, yet she endows them with an intelligence that makes their communication with the human hero seem possible and probable." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
First published over a century ago, these three unabridged stories from THE JUNGLE BOOK about the man-cub, Mowgli, have delighted adults and children ever since. The stories tell of Mowgli’s upbringing among the wolves; his lessons in the Law of the Jungle from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther, and Kaa the python; his kidnapping by the Monkey People; and his clash with the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Illustrated in striking full color and exquisite detail by award-winning artist Nicola Bayley, this is a book to treasure forever.
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)