The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Synopsis found at Blackwells:

A collection of short stories and poems that revolve round the boy Mowgli, who was raised by a pack of wolves in India. It features the tiger Shere Khan who attacked and drove off Mowgli’s parents, Bagheera, the black panther, Baloo ‘the sleepy brown bear, and the evil python, Kaa.

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  1. michelebbc

     /  November 4, 2011

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from this having never read it or seen the Disney film. I assumed the book was all about Mowgli but in fact it is made up of lots of short stories about different animals. My favourties were ‘The White Seal’ in which a rare white seal searches for a new home for his people to keep them safe from hunters, and ‘Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’ the story of a courageous mongoos who saves his family from cobras. I also enjoyed the Mowgli stories and found him an interesting character, quite proud and agressive.

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