The Jungle Books Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1961
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enough to have a father or maybe he was lost in a War. Yet. I hope through school or friends he was introduced to Rudyard Kipling. I know my father was reported
missing in 1942. It was months before we learned he was saved by the French and finally returned to England. I still remember his coming to the nursery, and reading the Jungle Book. Now I have grand godchildren and know they are as thrilled with Mowgli,Bagheeera. Akela as I was.
There is also "Wee WIllie Winkie", Puck, and of course Kipling's own reflections"Something of Myself".
Kipling is as wonderful to read in,2012, as he was 1912 and imagine will be just as popular for readers in the years to follow.
Not only did I find the exact edition of The Jungle Books, but it was in excellent, almost new condition. The seller not only packaged it so that it would not incur any damage, but also sent it out right away!
I am very, very happy about this book and the seller. Thank you, Amazon.
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As a young child who loved and adored all the Disney animated classics, particularly The Jungle Book, once I found out it had actually originated from a book, it was a must read, especially from such an esteemed writer. The book however is much more in depth and fulfilling than the animated cartoon. It charts Mowgli through his adventures in the jungle and his rise to friend and master of all in his domain. Along the way Kipling breaks off for exciting forays into other animal kingdoms and environments other than just the jungle, giving a real mixed bag of wonderful images resonating in the mind, from seal and Innuit, to a mongoose and elephant, there is plenty of variety that kept me entertained.
What particularly impressed me, was the way Kipling managed to muscle a meaningful short story into individual chapters, without leaving me with a sense I hadn't gotten to know the characters.
I really loved this book, and would definitely recommenend it.