The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Although most of The Jungle Book is set in India - where Rudyard Kipling spent much of his early life - he actually wrote this beloved story collection in Vermont. The most famous of the book’s seven stories feature Mowgli, a boy raised by a wolf pack and mentored by head wolf Akela, who teaches his human charge to survive and even thrive in the jungle. But when Mowgli eventually finds himself in human company again, he’s treated as an outsider and feared for his differences. Eventually, Mowgli uses his experiences to try and help the villagers and the animals co-exist in peace.

Many people got to know The Jungle Book through the Disney adaptation - and the story’s messages continue to be relevant today. More than just an all-ages adventure tale filled with talking animals, Kipling’s classic is a metaphor for acceptance and a touching exploration of themes of revenge, loyalty, and family.



Book Reviews

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Loved it5 star

I loved it it was a very good childhood book not boring sometimes confused but overall great PS to all the roof people out there people work almost years to make books so be thankful Praying for witnesses of COVID 19 🙏🧎‍♀️55

gugane

The Jungle Book5 star

Wonderful stories!55

Duck lover 27

Ok boomer5 star

Your a boomer your a boomer ok boomer ok boomer55

Ajdnridkdnfr

Only part 1 included2 star

This is only part 1. There is a part two that is not included in this edition.25

Zaya83

The Jungle Book5 star

Having seen the multiple adaptations by Disney (yet to see the version by Serkis) I decided to finally read it. Aside from the poem If, I don’t recall reading anything directly by Kipling. I know I’ve read Rikki Tikki Tavi but an abridged version which is odd because it’s already a short story. Only three of the stories deal with Mowgli. The others are all animal based with poems following. They often compliment the story and are briefly mentioned in them. There’s a reason why Rudyard Kipling is considered a master of the English language. You can find out for yourself by reading this collection of stories.55

Kalahari_V

Very good, but hard to understand just a little bit4 star

I really enjoyed this book, however the language needs a second or two to understand.45

Tam Dixon

The Jungle Book4 star

Loved it45

channingregan12

Cool5 star

Love it55

Dixiejack

Timeless5 star

One of the best55

HW-Love Scannable

WOW5 star

Review by Paris This book is AWESOME! THE BEST BOOK EVER! There are so many words to describe it WOW, AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, AWESOME, ADVENTUROUS, EXCITING, UNBELIEVABLE, SUPER, SUPERCALAFRAGALISTICALABEADOCIAS, WHOA,ETC.55



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