Rudyard Kipling takes us along with Mowgli and his friends to one of the best forests in the world. They are full of trees, shrubs, and animals like bears, wolves, panthers, deer, tigers and snakes and this is where the story is based. Rudyard Kipling couldn’t have chosen a better place to base a story about a baby lost in a forest. The main theme of which is friendship and trust between man and beast. The settings and characterisations are drawn from Rudyard Kipling’s own experiences during his nineteenth-century travels around the British Empire, and include locations like India, Afghanistan and the Bering Sea. The stories tell mostly of Mowgli, an Indian boy who is raised by wolves and learns self-sufficiency and wisdom from the jungle animals. Other stories include those of Kotick the white seal and his quest for a safe haven for his kind, the brave snake-fighting mongoose, Rikki-tikki-tavi, little Toomai and the elephants’ secret dance and the overheard conversation of camp animals by a British soldier conversant with ‘beast-talk’.
Presenting to you The Jungle Book from the all-new Adventures Series brought out by Mango Caravan, an imprint of DC Books. Beautifully packed and moderately priced, this sturdy paperback edition is a must-read. This classic will make you wish that you got lost in the forest and lived and grew up there as it’s so interesting and there are so many things to do.