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{The Jungle Book: Rudyard Kipling, Chrystal S. Chan}The Jungle Book by Chrystal S. Chan, Rudyard Kipling
Published by UDON Entertainment on June 6, 2017
Genres: Adventure, Classics, Manga, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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{Synopsis} – Welcome to The Jungle Book! Book One of The Jungle Book(s) includes Mowgli’s Brothers, the story of Mowgli, the abandoned man-cub who was raised by animals in the Indian jungle, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the heroic mongoose, and Toomai of the Elephants, the tale of a young elephant-handler, and in The White Seal, we meet Kotick, a rare white-furred northern fur seal as he searches for a home where his family will not be hunted by humans. Originally written as a series of short stories for magazines in the late 1800s, the Nobel Prize-winning Rudyard Kipling would eventually publish the classic The Jungle Book in 1894.

{My thoughts} – When I think of the Jungle Book, I honestly think about the movie that was created by Disney. I have not had the pleasure of reading the actual classic books in which the movie is based on. When I’d seen that this Manga version was available, I’d jumped at the opportunity to try and read it. I can say without a doubt I wasn’t disappointed.

The Jungle Book is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. The six stories that the manga adapts include Mowgli’s Brothers, Kaa’s Hunting, Tiger! Tiger!, The White Seal, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Toomai of the Elephants, and Her Majesty’s Service.

As I read through each of these different stories with the accompanying illustrations, they helped me to see how remarkable the tales truly were. I have been slowly reading through the Manga Classics so that I can better understand the stories in which they are based on. I have to admit that I’d never really had a great interest in reading the actual classic books, but these versions are so easy to enjoy and fall in love with. I can’t help but think, why hadn’t I read these sooner?

I really enjoyed this version of the stories and am looking forward to reading the original version in the future. Let me make a mental note to add that to my list of books I need to purchase.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.