The Jungle Book Author:Rudyard Kipling This volume includes wide outer margins that contain many black-and-white illustrations, animal descriptions, and definitions to go with the stories. This makes it wonderful for children who might not be familiar with some of the animals, ideas, and terms. The text is not rewritten for very young children, though; it is the original text. It als... more »o has a backward which contains a biography of Kipling and a section called "The Lure of Kipling's Lore", which gives more background information on the situations and animals found in the stories.
The book you are about to read is composed of stories written by Rudyard Kipling. Originally, these stories were in two volumes entitled "The Jungle Book", and "The Second Jungle Book". The present volume combines all of the Mowgli Stories under one cover. In addition, "Rikki Tikki Tavi", "The Elephant Boy", and "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat" have been included. Certain other stories that appeared in the original books have been omitted due to limitations of space. The stories that do appear in this book are unabridged, exactly as Kipling originally published them.« less