Jungle Book

Book Description

  • Owing to popular demand, ROADS is delighted to launch the first books in its Children's Classics collection
  • An extension of the popular ROADS Classics series, these are stories to excite the imagination. Perfect for reading together at bedtime or for introducing confident younger readers to iconic works of fiction, ROADS Children's Classics are books to treasure

The Jungle Book is a rich and spirited collection of stories set deep in the Indian jungle. In these timeless adventures, we meet tigers and bears, snakes and mongooses, elephants and seals, and most famously Mowgli, the 'man-cub' adopted by a pack of wolves who must learn the ways of jungle life, its colorful characters and its many dangers.

Enveloping the reader in all the color, sounds, and heat of the lush jungle, The Jungle Book speaks to the very essence of storytelling: its power to create wonder and teach us about our world. As we get to know the iconic characters of Mowgli, Baloo and Shere Khan in their natural habitats, we can also learn a little something about ourselves. Leave your preconceptions at the jungle's edge. It's time to explore.

Also available in the series:
The Happy Prince and Other Stories ISBN 9781909399815
The Secret Garden ISBN 9781909399808

About Kipling, Rudyard

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Born in Bombay, he moved to England as a child but he returned in his late teens and India was an intense and lasting influence on his writing. Best known for writing The Jungle Book (1894), in 1907 he became the first English-language writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.