The Jungle Book
This thrilling adventure about a boy learning to survive in the wild continues to hold the world’s imagination. Enchanting tales and poems on the lives and customs of jungle creatures are brought vividly to life with beautiful illustrations by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold.
‘He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs – frog-eater – fish-killer – he shall hunt thee!’
One of the most famous children’s stories of all time, The Jungle Book tells of the ‘man-cub’ Mowgli, who flees the cowardly, lame tiger Shere Khan and is rescued by the Seeonee Wolf Pack and raised with them. The wolves are initially reluctant to take him in, but Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Black Panther vouch for him, and offer to teach him the Law of the Jungle.