The Jungle BookRudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling Book Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Although most of The Jungle Book is set in India - where Rudyard Kipling spent much of his early life - he actually wrote this beloved story collection in Vermont. The most famous of the book’s seven stories feature Mowgli, a boy raised by a wolf pack and mentored by head wolf Akela, who teaches his human charge to survive and even thrive in the jungle. But when Mowgli eventually finds himself in human company again, he’s treated as an outsider and feared for his differences. Eventually, Mowgli uses his experiences to try and help the villagers and the animals co-exist in peace.

Many people got to know The Jungle Book through the Disney adaptation - and the story’s messages continue to be relevant today. More than just an all-ages adventure tale filled with talking animals, Kipling’s classic is a metaphor for acceptance and a touching exploration of themes of revenge, loyalty, and family.

The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling) Book Reviews

AWFUL!!I hated it it was long and boring..Score: 1/5

The jungle bookGreat book.Score: 3/5

Jungle BookI loved this classic tale. So much fun to read Great Writing!.Score: 5/5

Jungle BookAmazing. Disney only did first chapter and completely different story for kids. Glad I read it..Score: 5/5

Uhh…This stuff is soo CRAPY..Score: 1/5


MissingI love this story, but at least half of Mogli's story is missing. I have a rather old copy of this story, and the story of the war animals and the seals was not in it..Score: 3/5

Loved itI loved it it was a very good childhood book not boring sometimes confused but overall great PS to all the roof people out there people work almost years to make books so be thankful Praying for witnesses of COVID 19 🙏🧎‍♀️.Score: 5/5

Very good, but hard to understand just a little bitI really enjoyed this book, however the language needs a second or two to understand..Score: 4/5

Only part 1 includedThis is only part 1. There is a part two that is not included in this edition..Score: 2/5

The Jungle BookWonderful stories!.Score: 5/5

Ok boomerYour a boomer your a boomer ok boomer ok boomer.Score: 5/5

The Jungle BookHaving seen the multiple adaptations by Disney (yet to see the version by Serkis) I decided to finally read it. Aside from the poem If, I don’t recall reading anything directly by Kipling. I know I’ve read Rikki Tikki Tavi but an abridged version which is odd because it’s already a short story. Only three of the stories deal with Mowgli. The others are all animal based with poems following. They often compliment the story and are briefly mentioned in them. There’s a reason why Rudyard Kipling is considered a master of the English language. You can find out for yourself by reading this collection of stories..Score: 5/5

The Jungle BookLoved it.Score: 4/5

The Jungle BookEnjoyed re-reading old favorites. Kipling uses great word pictures to describe India..Score: 4/5

This book was great.This book is a book you need to read in chunks, but after you finish them, you're glad you took the time to read them. Don't read to small children!!!! EVER..Score: 5/5

GreatIt's awesome!.Score: 5/5

CoolLove it.Score: 5/5

It is awesomeSo so so so so so great.Score: 5/5

Yes!Ignore those ignorant blokes who say this book is rubbish! It's fantastic. I love the Disney movie and it's a real treat to see where it all came from. Superb. And it's free :).Score: 5/5

TimelessOne of the best.Score: 5/5

Excellent writing but incomplete version?I enjoyed the writing & story but it seemed to end in the middle if there were several chapters left to read. I had read some reviews before selecting which Jungle Book to read & at that I just guessed at which version to choose. I never knew that would be a problem. Certainly not by hundreds of pages! If I choose another version, will I read a more complete book or a whole different book? I think I'll just go to the book store for this one..Score: 4/5

Just like the movieThis like awesome.Score: 4/5

OkThis book was good but it had some adult content or language in it, but overall it was ok..Score: 2/5

AmazingIt's so sad seeing so many ignorant kids reviewing this. Rudyard Kipling is an amazing author and wrote so many great stories into this. I really hate how so many people think of only the Disney version when the Jungle Book is mentioned (which is nothing like this book, at all). Great book, more people need to be reading this..Score: 5/5

The jungle bookI love the jungle book because i love the songs and i love manco. I also love the elephants marching.Score: 5/5

TerribleJust terrible..Score: 1/5

AwesomeYah, this book is amazing, read it out of curiousity and it was expertly put together and a nice change from the Disney movie. Loved both though!.Score: 5/5

WowAwful do not buy this trash even if it is free.Score: 1/5

A classic!!This ageless classic is simple enough to intrigue a child, but it has symbolism and depth that will challenge the most careful of scholars..Score: 5/5

Very InterestingI loved this book it is very interesting and a little advanced.Score: 4/5

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Thesis ghettos10/10 wud read agin if hed tim. I red dis in un da a min ute. Sorry bout it bru. Had or no hax0ring?.Score: 5/5

Best bookThis is the best book for scouts!.Score: 5/5

Amazing I love it I want to read it again👀👁The amazing start and ending and in between if you are checking out a new book I say…get This One❤️.Score: 4/5

Huh?I didn’t really understand the wordings but altogether it was a splendid book! :).Score: 5/5

AMAZINGLoved It.Score: 5/5

The jungle bookIt's is a great book and its very exciting at times which makes it interesting..Score: 5/5

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Great bookThe Jungle Books is a great book, really enjoyable..Score: 5/5

Jungle bookThis book is very good I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and my family this book tells you what the story line with there tweaks I gave this a 4 star . To get the book up to a 5 star maybe he opening be interesting as it just says the charatars.Score: 4/5

The jungle bookSuperb story.Score: 5/5

AmazingVery good book.Score: 5/5

Book n thatGud.Score: 5/5

TI enjoyed that Modigliani belonged to the wolves 🐺. I thought they were going to eat him.Score: 5/5

Not that badIt doesn’t tell the exact story from the original book and film but it was entertaining recommended for those look for a fan fiction style story.Score: 4/5

My sister is a vampireOne day a girl was needling she was taking pictures of her sister because her sister was a fashion vampire..Score: 5/5

The jungle bookA great book, this was my first book from this app. Would definitely recommend this amazing book..Score: 4/5

The vividness of the characters will never fail to amazeThe vividness of the characters will never fail to amaze.Score: 5/5

Jungle bookThis book is ok to read but I would prob only read it a couple of times.Score: 4/5

Loved it! (Especially Bagheera)I think it’s an amazing book. My favourite character is definitely Bagheera. I think the people complaining that you have to read it instead of listening to it should really just get a brain because are you kidding me? The whole point of a book is to read it! That really annoys me. Anyway, it’s a really great book and Bagheera is the best..Score: 5/5

IfIf you haven't read this book then please find time to do so. It's amazing to read Kipling's observations of human and animal behaviour especially during that era . It evokes the Far East and the lifestyle of those both native and foreign. Remarkable observation and narration. I knew of Jungle book and knew some of the characters and promised myself I would read it all one day. Make yourself the same promise...and keep it..Score: 5/5

Good for freeGood ol classic.Score: 4/5

Dont waste your timeI guess it was a nice book back in last century, but it is absolutely horrible now. TBH, I dont think it was about the law of jungle, rather it's law of human. I’m not sure if someone feels the same, but the anthropocentrism make me sick so I swear I’ll never open this book again. I stopped at page 100 and just can’t keep reading it. Just think about it, by what right does a 10-year-old human child have the power to scare off all other creatures through a stare in the eye?.Score: 1/5

BadRubbish book wast of time 😠.Score: 1/5

IshIt wasn't that bad nor good either so that's y I give a 3!! sorry!!!.Score: 3/5

Jungle talkIt is a very nice book to read but it has got three problems, one is that it has to many pages and that it has no pictures and that it isn't a free audiobook..Score: 4/5

Wow!Awesome! :D.Score: 4/5

I Love It!I can't stop reading it easy to read and very well written. .Score: 5/5

BiptgiThis book does not work don't click it it will stay on your iPod touch or iPhone even if you delete it.Score: 3/5

Bad v68This was bad becaue you had to read......Score: 1/5

The jungle bookGood read.Score: 3/5


So goodI just love it and it is a great way to learn about the scouts.Score: 5/5

Ti is a good book to reed1122.Score: 5/5

This will make you a little kidThis is a great book but it is very long 😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐.Score: 4/5

Good but could be betterIt's a good book but in a lot of places it's extremely long and can get boring.Score: 3/5

GiodGood.Score: 5/5

OkAn ok book but has a few faults ....Score: 4/5

A Classic!You can’t get any better than a masterpiece from Rudyard Kipling, Jungle Book is probably his best!.Score: 5/5

RubbishIt was an old classic but now it's just absolutely rubbish.Score: 1/5

SohailQuit good I put it as three stars.Score: 3/5

Jungle bookI love the book it was like the film.Score: 5/5

ClassicThis book is a treat.Score: 4/5

Pretty goodStill Gucci.Score: 5/5

AmazeballsAmazeballs XD.Score: 5/5

Jungle bookIt was very long it was interesting ad fun my fav riot character was Mowgli he was so funny lol he made me laugh so thank you for letting me reading this book bye.Score: 1/5

Absolutely amazingI loved the book I give this a 1000000 stars I am 10 and love this. You should 5 star if good.Score: 2/5

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