- Paperback: 92 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 29, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1503332543
- ISBN-13: 978-1503332546
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,547 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Jungle Book
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PreS-Gr 2-This retelling opens with Mowgli showcasing his jungle skills as taught to him by Baloo and Bagheera. Vibrant digital vignettes display Mowgli not only surviving but thriving in a wild setting. Moving on to Mowgli's backstory, readers are introduced to villain Shere Khan. Through the tiger's dialogue, readers learn that Mowgli was abandoned in the forest by his parents, and can safely assume that Shere Khan means to harm him-though it is merely evidenced by the way the tiger roars his claims to the child and not explicitly stated in text. Fortunately, Mother and Father Wolf leap to Mowgli's defense and offer him love and protection as adoptive parents. As a young boy, Mowgli is safe and happy in his jungle home, but as he grows, the animals who vowed to protect him age and younger animals rise up to take leadership of the pack. The younger animals are vulnerable to Shere Khan's bad intentions, which puts Mowgli in a position where he must prove himself at a special pack meeting. This retelling is a great beginner version for young listeners as the lush beauty and exciting activities one can enjoy only in the wild are highlighted over the more mature elements of the story, such as abandonment and Shere Khan's plans to kill the child. The dynamic digital cartoon artwork supports this by depicting the jungle animals with large, expressive eyes and soft lines that take the bite out of fearsome features like claws and sharp teeth. VERDICT A solid addition to most library collections.-Samantha Lumetta, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OHα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Gr. 4^-7. In 18 rich watercolor paintings, Pinkney captures the sheer drama of the eight Mowgli stories and of the well-loved "Rikki-tikki-tavi." A handsome volume for collections of classic tales. Sally Estes --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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It's hard to add praise to a man and his works that have stood the test of time, but having, more or less, grown up with Mowgli, it is hard not to be sad as the "hairless one" sobs in the final scenes of The Spring Running. There, in this conclusion, are flickers of J.M. Barrie's 'Peter Pan', and the oftentimes sadness that goes with growing up.
The biggest reason this may never have been made into a movie is that the story would only truly fit the horror genre - and the monsters all clothed as humans...
Every word of this book contains an imperceptible component of morality at the end the reader will have a detailed and clear idea about the rule of the laws in the jungle.
In other words the antithesis of this book is the anarchy made of abuses and injustices of all kinds whom are perpetrated by personages like Shere Khan.
I have been impressed by the moral tone of this fable and in particular the so called Kim's game which teaches on how to be a meticulous and critics player, if you prefer our children will be educated on how to read a book carefully.
Another fundamental teaching for the development of a better and fair society is those of stressing on the fact that everybody has a purpose, for instance Mowgli being human is the only creature in the jungle that does not fear fire, a fundamental skill for the capture of Shere Khan.
In my opinion the most "educative" personages are: Mowgli, Akela, Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Khan, Kaa, Father Wolf