The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the 'Mowgli' stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther. The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the theme of self-discovery, and the nature of the 'Law'.
- Mowgli's Brothers
- Hunting-Song of the Pack
- Kaa's Hunting
- Road-Song of the Bandar-Log
- "Tiger! Tiger!"
- Mowgli's Song
- The White Seal
- Darzee's Chaunt
- Toomai of the Elephants
- Shiv and the Grasshopper
- Her Majesty's Servants
- Parade-Song of the Camp Animals
(Each story in this volume is followed by a poem, usually one related to the story; the poems are listed in italics)
Original title: The Jungle Book
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Adventure
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Animals→ Zoos And Wild Animals
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