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The Law Of The Jungle By Rudyard Kiplings Laws Of The Jungle



The tragedy and pathos of the Comparing Oedipus And Sophocles Antigone and abuse animals often have to suffer at the hands of man are not The Law Of The Jungle By Rudyard Kiplings Laws Of The Jungle over, but neither is it The Law Of The Jungle By Rudyard Kiplings Laws Of The Jungle that all interactions between mankind and the animal kingdom are The Law Of The Jungle By Rudyard Kiplings Laws Of The Jungle or unwarranted. The trees--the trees are on you! Refresh and try again. Other Editions View all 9 comments.

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It's also full of other great stories. Most memorable is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the mongoose who kill This holds up surprisingly well for something that could have been full of English racism back in the good old days of Most memorable is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the mongoose who kills a cobra. But also horrifying is the tale of the sea cows, or rather, the White Seal. The tale of the elephant, Toomai, was delightful. I should say it would be a great book for any child, but not many modern children know crap about India except, in my daughter's case, some snappy tunes and dance moves. The connect is kinda missing, you know? View all 14 comments.

Dec 18, Michael Finocchiaro rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites , kids , fiction , englishth-c. The stories of Mowgli and his friends are splendid. Yes, Kipling was an unabashed supporter of colonialism and orientalist, he nonetheless was able to create some of the most vivid stories of animals and children and this one is certainly the best. The Disney movie does not come close to doing it justice. A must read even as an adult. Shelves: why-is-this-classic-again , disappointments. Lesson learned from this book: having been much- and long-beloved does not automatically make a book worth reading.

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 Lesson learned from this book: having been much- and long-beloved does not automatically make a book worth reading. More than half are not, actually, about Mowgli in any way. What I was sorry to find, however, is that these stories are just classically bad.

In its own way, this is frankly one of the weirdest books I've ever read. Even its age doesn't pardon it, in my opinion. One of my first thoughts, rather unaccountably it may seem, was "This reads like the Bible. For example, I recognize and appreciate the often-poetic language used in the Bible, and I can do the same here. The little songs and poems between the chapters are metrically perfect this counts for a lot, with me and if not beautiful, are nicely-formed; in form and language, they always evoke the characters he's created for the animals.

Here are a couple verses of the Song of the Bander-log [monkeys:]: Here we sit in a branchy row, Thinking of beautiful things we know. Dreaming of deeds that we mean to do, All complete, in a minute or two- Something noble and wise and good, Done by merely wishing we could. We've forgotten, but- never mind, Brother, thy tail hangs down behind! All the talk we ever have heard, Uttered by bat or beast or bird- Hide or fin or scale or feather - Jabber it quickly and all together! One again! Now we are talking just like men! Let's pretend we are — never mind, Brother, thy tail hangs down behind! This is the way of the monkey-kind. It's cute Now for what I really dislike.

Two words: imperialism and anthropocentrism. Actually, anthropomorphism as well, but that can hardly be avoided, to a degree, so I'll let it go. The 'best' of the various animal characters speak like noble British subjects of about the sixteenth century, no less — people in Kipling's day didn't even talk like this — "thee-thy-thou, overformality considering we live in a jungle" etc, it's maddening , they have their own strict Jungle Law, and they call themselves people.

Could it be any more obvious that these animals are meant to represent humans? Furthermore, that the non-humanlike animals are fated by nature to kowtow to the more 'civilized' species? This kind of attitude may be common enough in folktales and mythology, but doesn't excuse the gross colonial bias with which the whole jungle universe, both inhabitants and organizing principles, are presented. The animals respect, virtually worship, the humans. Though nearly all the characters are animals, everything about the stories centers around humanity, that is the glorious courage, order and reason of the British empire. If that's supposed to be modern folktale, it's akin to religious brainwashing.

Not in the stories it tells, but in the value judgements implicit within these stories. And by the way, also like the Bible, I had to hate many of Kipling's 'heroes. Elsewhere: Rikki-Tikki made me want to stamp on a member of the family Herpestidae, pronto. I was rooting for the cobras. To conclude, if you're willing to accept a whack of disgustingly antiquated values threaded into not-especially-imaginative stories, you can enjoy The Jungle Book. I'm sorry that I couldn't find more to like in it. But it's safe to say, for once, that Walt Disney's job is probably better at the very least, less offensive! View all 24 comments. Jul 04, Mariah Roze rated it liked it. I am trying to read more classics, so why not start off with the Jungle book?

This book is short enough that it only takes two CDs to listen to and a new movie version just came out about this book. The characters were interesting and very different from the movie. For example, Baloo was apart of the wolf pack the whole time. His job is to train the pups. This is completely different than the movie. All in all, I enjoyed this read! Also, I am trying to read more classics, so why not start off with the Jungle book? Mar 05, Celeste rated it liked it Shelves: classics-i-ve-read , childrens-books. Full review posted below. This was my first book completed on the Serial Reader app, an awesome way to read classic works of literature in less than fifteen minutes a day. End advertisement. Most ev Full review posted below. I enjoyed reading about Mowgli and his adventures growing up as the lone man-cub in the jungle.

Bagheera the Panther, Baloo the Bear, and Kaa the Python all had different personalities than their film counterparts, but were just as much fun to read as they are to watch. Mowgli was headstrong and clever and never backed down from a challenge. Raised by a Wolfpack against the wishes of Shere Khan, the man-eating Tiger, Mowgli lived an interesting life to say the least. He learned every language present in the jungle, and then spent some time in a human village and learned to speak as they speak. But the village could not hold him. He conquered his foes and returned to the jungle, triumphant. Besides the main story of Mowgli, Kipling also included the stories of Kotick, the White Seal; Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the Mongoose; Toomai, the Elephant boy; and different animals in the military, who argue about whose method of fighting is right.

I completely understand why his is the segment included in so many literature books, because it was the most engaging story in the entirety of the Jungle Book, in my opinion. I enjoyed the adventures of the little mongoose even more than I did the tales of Mowgli the man-cub. Second-best out of these secondary tales was the story of Kotick, the White Seal. He swam to the beat of his own drum, and I can always respect that. I found Toomai annoying, and I could care less about which animal thought they were the most important in a battle. The novelty of the app added to my enjoyment, and I will most definitely be reading more classics this way!

For more of reviews, as well as my own fiction and thoughts on life, check out my blog, Celestial Musings View all 6 comments. Jul 22, Archit rated it really liked it. The Jungle Book is one of the fabulous books in my list. Reading the book brought me a nostalgic feeling about my childhood when I used to watch its tv series. Those days were truly Golden. They are just a memory now, but thanks to this book that I can go back in time, whenever I wish and relive those moments. Dec 07, Terry rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , ya-children-s , audio-books , short-stories. A collection of short stories, all of which revolve around the lives and troubles of different animals and the people who interact with them, it has a surprising amount of depth coupled with rather pleasant prose.

The most famous of these stories are probably those that revolve around Mowgli, the jungle boy raised by wolves in India whose adventures with Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther against the machinations of Shere Khan the tiger are fairly well-known even resulting in a typically watered-down Disney movie from many years ago. All of the stories are notable for their fairly even handed treatment of the interactions between animals and men. The tragedy and pathos of the tribulations and abuse animals often have to suffer at the hands of man are not glossed over, but neither is it implied that all interactions between mankind and the animal kingdom are destructive or unwarranted.

That quibble aside I enjoyed these morality fables and adventure stories, with those centring on Mowgli and his lessons in the Laws of the Jungle topping the list. Good clean fun with enough meat to the bone to give you something to think about. Many people know the Disney movie of the same name but Rudyard Kipling's book has so many more stories. We start almost exactly how the movie starts: the man cub being found by the wolves. However, it's because Shere Khan has taken him.

Mother Wolf saves the baby. Baloo the bear is a wise teacher of the wolf pack and speaks in the boy's favour, as does Bagheera the panther, so the pack decides to let the boy stay. He is subsequently called Mowgli little frog. We then follow the boy through his Many people know the Disney movie of the same name but Rudyard Kipling's book has so many more stories. We then follow the boy through his years of training, learning the law of the jungle, and we thus meet all manner of creatures such as the python Kaa, some very annoying monkeys or Colonel Hati the wise elephant.

And yes, there is a fight to the death with Shere Khan the tiger, but it is entirely different from what we know from the Disney movie in a good way. Moreover, that fight, while being quite essential and thrilling, is not the main focus of these stories. The true focus is the love for the jungle itself. Kipling was raised in India, you see, and apparently loved it there. It was actually palpable from his descriptions of old abandoned ruins with their treasures or the interconnectedness of all life in the jungle.

Every chapter features a poem at the beginning and at the end. All these poems are beautiful both in the message they convey as well as how they were written. However, that is far from all in this book. For starters, there are a number of other adventures the boy and his friends have to survive encounters with humans as much as with red dogs. But also because it's not all about Mowgli. Yes, the ending of his story is similar to the one in the Disney movie again, but the movie left out many of the fables in the middle which I understand, they wouldn't have fit with their overall narrative. And then there are the other stories that have nothing to do with Mowglie at all and are told after his story is over.

There is, for example, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavia" that tells of a certain mongoose protecting its family from snakes, or stories about beginnings such as "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin", "The Beginning of the Armadillos" and "How the First Letter Was Written" so, generally speaking, the book is teaching the reader the way Baloo taught the wolf cubs. By the way: one of my favourite "lessons" was that about who the true power in the jungle is and why.

Fun and often thrilling stories, some more educational than entertaining, but always with fantastic characters and just that hint of mischief and humour to spice things up. Aug 12, L. Popovich rated it really liked it Shelves: short-story-colection , 4-star. The movie brethren of this tale resemble the source material in only superficial ways. However every story is interesting and connected in theme and tone. All of the stories revolve around animals, like you might've expected, and while each represents different regions throughout the animal kingdom, each story has its own laws the animals must abide by. But every animal has these constraints, which helps humanize the animals and connect the world the author creates. While the world building here is minimal it is tight and thoughtful, making the author's creation vivid without overpowering the tales he tells.

The writing has aged only slightly mainly in the dialogue and is still a blast to read. The writing is balanced: having enough description to paint the picture without blotting out the picture manufactured by your own imagination. The action is also well-paced, interesting and not overbearing or gratuitous. All these aspects work like a well-trained symphony: the different instruments of pacing , dialogue, action, and deception sound exquisite when the story beats need them. And the stories may be simple but we would not have wanted them to be complicated. There is little characterization or theme but the characters are good enough to hook us. Still, engaging settings for a noble message.

Of course children and adults alike can enjoy the book for the wonderful detail the world and the storytelling. View all 3 comments. Oct 30, Juho Pohjalainen rated it really liked it. I wouldn't at all minded if the writers and animators of the Disney version had indeed been made to read this book first. This classic story by Rudyard Kipling, telling of the adventures of Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the jungles of India, gets the Ingpen treatment.

That is, the illustrations are by Australian artist Robert Ingpen , who brings the animals to life in the best edition I have seen of Kipling's tales for children. This is the hour of pride and power, Talon and tush and claw. His pen could write with a silver tongue. The sounds and denizens of the jungle come alive with his words. Now add th This classic story by Rudyard Kipling, telling of the adventures of Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the jungles of India, gets the Ingpen treatment.

Here we sit in branchy row, Thinking of beautiful things we know; Dreaming of deeds that we mean to do, All complete, in a minute or two - Something noble and grand and good, Won by merely wishing we could. And Kaa the Python! A snake of 30 feet length who could knock down a large-sized man. Ingpen does him justice this isn't Disney. This is a magnificent book. Full parchment paper, heavy dust jacket, illustrations galore, green satin bookmark. Worth every cent.

So here's the thing. I of course have seen the Disney version of The Jungle book cartoon. I so wanted to live among wolves and buy a mongoose. My mom said nope to both things. So when I read this the other day, I had no idea this version had the Mowgli stories as well as a few others I did not enjoy and then Rikki Tikki Tavi. I am wondering If I blanked on the fact that So here's the thing. Per usual my rating is based on my ratings for the individual stories. Mowgli's Brothers 4 stars -So this story tells how a man-cub named Mowgli came to live with the wolves. How Shere Khan stalked him as a child and how his wolf-mother said one day Mowgli would see Shere Khan dead. We also get Bagheera and Baloo who first stood and ensured Mowgli's way in the pack.

I used to hate that in English class all we got was excerpts of work and then at the end had to answer questions. So the last thing I remember reading was that Mowgli left the jungle behind and went into the village of men. Or maybe I am getting that messed up with the cartoon. Who knows. Kaa's Hunting 4. Bagheera and Baloo request the services of a python, Kaa. Ye may kill for yourselves, and your mates, and your cubs as they need, and ye can; But kill not for pleasure of killing, and seven times never kill Man! If ye plunder his Kill from a weaker, devour not all in thy pride; Pack-Right is the right of the meanest; so leave him the head and the hide.

The Kill of the Pack is the meat of the Pack. Ye must eat where it lies; And no one may carry away of that meat to his lair, or he dies. The Kill of the Wolf is the meat of the Wolf. He may do what he will; But, till he has given permission, the Pack may not eat of that Kill. This kind of attitude may be common enough in folktales and mythology, but doesn't excuse the gross colonial bias with which the whole jungle universe, both inhabitants and organizing principles, are presented. The animals respect, virtually worship, the humans. Though nearly all the characters are animals, everything about the stories centers around humanity, that is the glorious courage, order and reason of the British empire.

If that's supposed to be modern folktale, it's akin to religious brainwashing. Not in the stories it tells, but in the value judgements implicit within these stories. And by the way, also like the Bible, I had to hate many of Kipling's 'heroes. Elsewhere: Rikki-Tikki made me want to stamp on a member of the family Herpestidae, pronto. I was rooting for the cobras. To conclude, if you're willing to accept a whack of disgustingly antiquated values threaded into not-especially-imaginative stories, you can enjoy The Jungle Book. I'm sorry that I couldn't find more to like in it. But it's safe to say, for once, that Walt Disney's job is probably better at the very least, less offensive! View all 24 comments.

Jul 04, Mariah Roze rated it liked it. I am trying to read more classics, so why not start off with the Jungle book? This book is short enough that it only takes two CDs to listen to and a new movie version just came out about this book. The characters were interesting and very different from the movie. For example, Baloo was apart of the wolf pack the whole time. His job is to train the pups. This is completely different than the movie. All in all, I enjoyed this read! Also, I am trying to read more classics, so why not start off with the Jungle book? Mar 05, Celeste rated it liked it Shelves: classics-i-ve-read , childrens-books.

Full review posted below. This was my first book completed on the Serial Reader app, an awesome way to read classic works of literature in less than fifteen minutes a day. End advertisement. Most ev Full review posted below. I enjoyed reading about Mowgli and his adventures growing up as the lone man-cub in the jungle. Bagheera the Panther, Baloo the Bear, and Kaa the Python all had different personalities than their film counterparts, but were just as much fun to read as they are to watch. Mowgli was headstrong and clever and never backed down from a challenge.

Raised by a Wolfpack against the wishes of Shere Khan, the man-eating Tiger, Mowgli lived an interesting life to say the least. He learned every language present in the jungle, and then spent some time in a human village and learned to speak as they speak. But the village could not hold him. He conquered his foes and returned to the jungle, triumphant. Besides the main story of Mowgli, Kipling also included the stories of Kotick, the White Seal; Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the Mongoose; Toomai, the Elephant boy; and different animals in the military, who argue about whose method of fighting is right. I completely understand why his is the segment included in so many literature books, because it was the most engaging story in the entirety of the Jungle Book, in my opinion.

I enjoyed the adventures of the little mongoose even more than I did the tales of Mowgli the man-cub. Second-best out of these secondary tales was the story of Kotick, the White Seal. He swam to the beat of his own drum, and I can always respect that. I found Toomai annoying, and I could care less about which animal thought they were the most important in a battle. The novelty of the app added to my enjoyment, and I will most definitely be reading more classics this way! For more of reviews, as well as my own fiction and thoughts on life, check out my blog, Celestial Musings View all 6 comments. Jul 22, Archit rated it really liked it. The Jungle Book is one of the fabulous books in my list. Reading the book brought me a nostalgic feeling about my childhood when I used to watch its tv series.

Those days were truly Golden. They are just a memory now, but thanks to this book that I can go back in time, whenever I wish and relive those moments. Dec 07, Terry rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , ya-children-s , audio-books , short-stories. A collection of short stories, all of which revolve around the lives and troubles of different animals and the people who interact with them, it has a surprising amount of depth coupled with rather pleasant prose. The most famous of these stories are probably those that revolve around Mowgli, the jungle boy raised by wolves in India whose adventures with Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther against the machinations of Shere Khan the tiger are fairly well-known even resulting in a typically watered-down Disney movie from many years ago.

All of the stories are notable for their fairly even handed treatment of the interactions between animals and men. The tragedy and pathos of the tribulations and abuse animals often have to suffer at the hands of man are not glossed over, but neither is it implied that all interactions between mankind and the animal kingdom are destructive or unwarranted. That quibble aside I enjoyed these morality fables and adventure stories, with those centring on Mowgli and his lessons in the Laws of the Jungle topping the list. Good clean fun with enough meat to the bone to give you something to think about. Many people know the Disney movie of the same name but Rudyard Kipling's book has so many more stories.

We start almost exactly how the movie starts: the man cub being found by the wolves. However, it's because Shere Khan has taken him. Mother Wolf saves the baby. Baloo the bear is a wise teacher of the wolf pack and speaks in the boy's favour, as does Bagheera the panther, so the pack decides to let the boy stay. He is subsequently called Mowgli little frog. We then follow the boy through his Many people know the Disney movie of the same name but Rudyard Kipling's book has so many more stories. We then follow the boy through his years of training, learning the law of the jungle, and we thus meet all manner of creatures such as the python Kaa, some very annoying monkeys or Colonel Hati the wise elephant. And yes, there is a fight to the death with Shere Khan the tiger, but it is entirely different from what we know from the Disney movie in a good way.

Moreover, that fight, while being quite essential and thrilling, is not the main focus of these stories. The true focus is the love for the jungle itself. Kipling was raised in India, you see, and apparently loved it there. It was actually palpable from his descriptions of old abandoned ruins with their treasures or the interconnectedness of all life in the jungle. Every chapter features a poem at the beginning and at the end. All these poems are beautiful both in the message they convey as well as how they were written.

However, that is far from all in this book. For starters, there are a number of other adventures the boy and his friends have to survive encounters with humans as much as with red dogs. But also because it's not all about Mowgli. Yes, the ending of his story is similar to the one in the Disney movie again, but the movie left out many of the fables in the middle which I understand, they wouldn't have fit with their overall narrative. And then there are the other stories that have nothing to do with Mowglie at all and are told after his story is over. There is, for example, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavia" that tells of a certain mongoose protecting its family from snakes, or stories about beginnings such as "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin", "The Beginning of the Armadillos" and "How the First Letter Was Written" so, generally speaking, the book is teaching the reader the way Baloo taught the wolf cubs.

By the way: one of my favourite "lessons" was that about who the true power in the jungle is and why. Fun and often thrilling stories, some more educational than entertaining, but always with fantastic characters and just that hint of mischief and humour to spice things up. Aug 12, L. Popovich rated it really liked it Shelves: short-story-colection , 4-star. The movie brethren of this tale resemble the source material in only superficial ways. However every story is interesting and connected in theme and tone.

All of the stories revolve around animals, like you might've expected, and while each represents different regions throughout the animal kingdom, each story has its own laws the animals must abide by. But every animal has these constraints, which helps humanize the animals and connect the world the author creates. While the world building here is minimal it is tight and thoughtful, making the author's creation vivid without overpowering the tales he tells. The writing has aged only slightly mainly in the dialogue and is still a blast to read.

The writing is balanced: having enough description to paint the picture without blotting out the picture manufactured by your own imagination. The action is also well-paced, interesting and not overbearing or gratuitous. All these aspects work like a well-trained symphony: the different instruments of pacing , dialogue, action, and deception sound exquisite when the story beats need them. And the stories may be simple but we would not have wanted them to be complicated. There is little characterization or theme but the characters are good enough to hook us. Still, engaging settings for a noble message. Of course children and adults alike can enjoy the book for the wonderful detail the world and the storytelling.

View all 3 comments. Oct 30, Juho Pohjalainen rated it really liked it. I wouldn't at all minded if the writers and animators of the Disney version had indeed been made to read this book first. This classic story by Rudyard Kipling, telling of the adventures of Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the jungles of India, gets the Ingpen treatment. That is, the illustrations are by Australian artist Robert Ingpen , who brings the animals to life in the best edition I have seen of Kipling's tales for children. This is the hour of pride and power, Talon and tush and claw.

His pen could write with a silver tongue. The sounds and denizens of the jungle come alive with his words. Now add th This classic story by Rudyard Kipling, telling of the adventures of Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the jungles of India, gets the Ingpen treatment. Here we sit in branchy row, Thinking of beautiful things we know; Dreaming of deeds that we mean to do, All complete, in a minute or two - Something noble and grand and good, Won by merely wishing we could.

And Kaa the Python! A snake of 30 feet length who could knock down a large-sized man. Ingpen does him justice this isn't Disney. This is a magnificent book. Full parchment paper, heavy dust jacket, illustrations galore, green satin bookmark. Worth every cent. So here's the thing. I of course have seen the Disney version of The Jungle book cartoon. I so wanted to live among wolves and buy a mongoose.

My mom said nope to both things. So when I read this the other day, I had no idea this version had the Mowgli stories as well as a few others I did not enjoy and then Rikki Tikki Tavi. I am wondering If I blanked on the fact that So here's the thing. Per usual my rating is based on my ratings for the individual stories. Mowgli's Brothers 4 stars -So this story tells how a man-cub named Mowgli came to live with the wolves. How Shere Khan stalked him as a child and how his wolf-mother said one day Mowgli would see Shere Khan dead.

We also get Bagheera and Baloo who first stood and ensured Mowgli's way in the pack. I used to hate that in English class all we got was excerpts of work and then at the end had to answer questions. So the last thing I remember reading was that Mowgli left the jungle behind and went into the village of men. Or maybe I am getting that messed up with the cartoon. Who knows. Kaa's Hunting 4. Bagheera and Baloo request the services of a python, Kaa. FYI, I don't like snakes. The White Seal 1 stars -I was just bored.

I have no idea who any of these characters were and don't recall even hearing about them as a kid. Somehow this story felt all over the place. Rikki Tikki Tavi 5 stars -Kind of a jerk, but I loved our little mongoose who kept this family safe and him doing what he could to take out the cobras. I did feel bad though that Nagaina lost all of her young. Toomai of the Elephants 2 stars -I honestly had to re-look this one up since it totally faded from my head. Story about a young boy named Toomai who ends up seeing the elephants dance at night and is praised for it. I wish I had liked it more. Felt like Kipling was going for more of a Mowgli vibe.

Various animals end up getting spooked and then talk amongst each other. I read this last before falling asleep and just scratched my head a bit. It also is kind of messed up because the animals talk about being afraid of war and death, but they are forced to be there due to man. But somehow they all march and do what is expected of them and everyone is impressed. Maybe I missed something. Interspersed throughout are songs that Mogwli sang and one of the birds singing of Rikki Tikki Tavi's victory, etc.

Oh, hear the call! Five of the stories follow Mowgli, who as a human toddler was separated from his parents after Shere Khan, t "Now Chil the Kite brings home the night That Mang the Bat sets free-- The herds are shut in byre and hut, For loosed till dawn are we. Five of the stories follow Mowgli, who as a human toddler was separated from his parents after Shere Khan, the tiger, tried to attack the family in the jungles of India. Instead of ending up as a meal for Shere Khan, Mowgli is raised eventually by two wolves who see him as one of their cubs. But first, a meeting was called and the ethics of adopting a manchild were debated by the pack. The matter is settled when Baloo, the bear, agrees to accept Mowgli as a student to teach him the Law of the Jungle; and Bagheera, the black panther, agrees to take the pack to a newly killed bull in exchange for Mowgli's acceptance into the pack.

The wolf pack take the deal, but Shere Khan becomes Mowgli's mortal enemy. Mowgli has a number of adventures which are not all entirely pleasant, but I have this strong feeling it was on the whole fun to be a feral child! Other talking animal stories are included which showcase a variety of wild and domesticated animals who find Mankind and Nature directs them towards certain choices and troubles.

Their personalities and inclinations direct their fates somewhat, but, gentle reader, I found them all to be wonderful creatures. However, I admit to favoring Rikki Tikki Tavi, the mongoose, most of all! Mature children will adore this book, especially if they are able to get an edition with illustrations, but if you are familiar with the Disney movie version only, I must emphasize the unabridged book version has animal deaths, by hunting. Shelves: classics. Lost in the jungles of 19th-century India the book was first published in as a toddler, little Mowgli is rescued from the vicious tiger Shere Khan by an adoptive family of wolves, who raise him as part of their pack. The author's various species of jungle animals exhibit many traits and behaviors characteristic of real ones Kipling was born and raised in India, and his setting is depicted with a deftness born of first-hand observation ; but he also endows them with a culture and language Lost in the jungles of 19th-century India the book was first published in as a toddler, little Mowgli is rescued from the vicious tiger Shere Khan by an adoptive family of wolves, who raise him as part of their pack.

The author's various species of jungle animals exhibit many traits and behaviors characteristic of real ones Kipling was born and raised in India, and his setting is depicted with a deftness born of first-hand observation ; but he also endows them with a culture and languages, and a concept of Jungle Law, which allows him to use many of them as models of unspoiled "masculine" virtues, and to compare their world with civilized human society to the disadvantage of the latter. His anthropomorphic treatment of animals, and his use of it for subtle social commentary, could be compared to Richard Adams' similar technique in Watership Down. Though the book was written for children and is traditionally marketed for them, I think modern children would be put off by the old-fashioned diction Mowgli and the animals talk in a style which was actually archaic even in the 19th century , and probably wouldn't appreciate the setting and messages as much as an adult would.

An adult who could accept the improbable premise on its own terms, though, could find much to enjoy here. I recall that I enjoyed it as a child --but my reading tastes were somewhat precocious and atypical. I had no idea this was an anthology. For some reason, I thought it was going to be only about Mowgli and his jungle friends, and had no idea this is where Riki Tiki Tavi came from. This was cute, but there were a couple of stories that just didn't seem to fit the "Jungle" theme.

The one about the seal in particular had no business being in the collection. Not that these weren't good sto I had no idea this was an anthology.

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