Other books in this series. Add to basket. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame. Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll. The Railway Children E. Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling. Black Beauty Anna Sewell. Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb. Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens.
Heidi Johanna Spyri. The Enchanted Castle Edith Nesbit. What Katy Did Susan Coolidge. Fables Aesop. Irish Fairy Tales Joseph Jacobs. Back cover copy Shere Khan the tiger is the fiercest, most terrifying beast in the jungle. His enemy is man, but he especially hates Mowgli, the abandoned baby adopted by a kindly family of wolves, and swears to kill him. As the years pass, and Mowgli is brought up as a wolf-cub, the tiger's threats do not lessen. It is only through the protection of his friends-Baloo the bear, Kaa the python and Bagheera the black panther-that Mowgli survives, and begins to learn all there is to know about the Laws of the Jungle.
I'm afraid I've outgrown the Master of the Jungle ha! Reading it this time, I got the feeling that by the last story Kipling had too. I would actually give this book a 4.
There were only two stories this time around that I didn't like as much, and gave one 3 stars, one 4 stars, while all others got a full 5 stars from me. Only one story that didn't involve Mowgli Qui I would actually give this book a 4. Only one story that didn't involve Mowgli Quiquern got 5 stars, and the final two stories The Miracle of Purun Bhagat 4 stars and The Undertakers 3 stars were good, but didn't strike me with the same feelings.
I love Mowgli and Baloo and Bagheera and Kaa. They're characters that have stuck with me since I was a little kid. Dad loves Rudyard Kipling's writing. So they hold a special place in my heart. I couldn't help but give them the full five stars, because they evoked such strong feelings within me, while also telling such fascinating stories about the laws of the jungle.
The Miracle of Purun Bhagat was a good story. It was. There were only a few animals involved, and far more people than necessary. It was the same in the first Jungle Book. The stories about the people were my least favourite, because they had nothing to do with the jungle, and more to do with civilization. That being said, Quiquern was mostly about people, and I loved it. It was also set near Baffin Island if not on it, I was a little bit confused about that and was about the Inuit people and though they were civilized, and it wasn't about animals, or the jungle, it was about nature.
I didn't think it made sense to be a part of the collection of short stories, but I loved the story so much that I didn't care. It was like that with the one about the seals in the first book. It had nothing to do with the jungle either, and it was still one of my favourites. The Undertakers was about animals, but it was also about a small town, and Mugger eating people, and mostly I found it slow, hard to stay focused on, and less interesting than any other story.
It's not that I hated it or anything. I just didn't love it. So, yeah. I loved most of this book. I would definitely recommend everyone that loved the Jungle Book movies I've seen at least 3 different ones by now to at least read the Mowgli stories, even if they're not interested in any of the others. Jul 22, B.
Dymocks - Jungle Book & Second Jungle Book by RUDYARD KIPLING, , PaperBack book.
Shelves: gutenberg-downloads , re-read. If you time it correctly, both Jungle Books can hit you perfectly at just the right age. I think that's how they were for me as a kid. The first is a great adventure story, and the second is a level up, sadder and about growing up and everything. I need to make two detours here, the first regarding why I needed to re-read it. About a year ago, this tree I loved was cut down. I'm kind of weird about plants, comes from growing up a loner with a well-wooded acre to play in. Anyway, I get in a fit ab If you time it correctly, both Jungle Books can hit you perfectly at just the right age.
Anyway, I get in a fit about how humans deal with nature, especially around here, where just about anything grows—except that nasty East coast stuff that just looks sad and out of place and never fills the area it was meant to, but is planted all over anyway. Now, I can't remember my thought process of a year ago, but somehow I dredged up a memory of a book I'd last read at least a decade before and remembered enough to find the right passage. It's just been percolating since then After London had a bit to do with it and with my mobile and Project Gutenberg I can indulge in my early chapter books with ease.
Second: this book especially in conjunction with the first reminds me heavily of how the movie Labyrinth is and should have been. At the end of the second book, Kaa, Baloo, Bagheera and the four all pretty much tell Mowgli what Hoggle tells Sarah—that they'll always be there, "should you need us". But the end is so much more satisfying than Labyrinth, because Mowgli stayed in the jungle and became part of the jungle before "growing up" and "being a man", etc. How many of you were totally pissed that Sarah didn't stay with Jared?
Most folks I know were. Imagine if she'd stayed there for a few years, raising her brother and finding herself or whatever and being the Goblin Queen, before returning to her parents and the human world. I will hunt alone in the Jungle.
I have said it. Go back before thou art driven. Go back to thy people. Go to Man. What if Sarah had waited until "Sarah drove Sarah"? Instead, as Wikipedia gives us "she must overcome [Jared] and therefore this emotion in order to fufil her quest. Anyway, after that sweet and easy Kipling, I felt like going back to the Russians. Aug 01, BooksAmL rated it it was ok Shelves: own. Until this year I was not aware that it was a second book to this story, so I was very excited to pick it up and read it.
Little did I know that will so different and not have any connection with the previous one. It is such a short book but I had such a hard time reading it, not because is a bad story or told in a different way I am pretty sure there are people that love this book , maybe my expectation f Until this year I was not aware that it was a second book to this story, so I was very excited to pick it up and read it. I am pretty sure there are people that love this book , maybe my expectation for it were way to high, maybe I will re read it sometime and change my mind.
I think what got me so sad and completely out of the mood to keep going was the fact that was no Mowgly in it like how can it be a jungle book without him. If you can get over that or know ahead of time I am positive you will enjoy reading this book , because even for me at some parts I had to put it down to stop laughing. Please do not be discourage by this review is just my opinion and how I feel at this moment , but it is a very good book that will make you smile and enjoy the adventures of the jungle. Mar 22, Abby rated it it was amazing Shelves: made-me-cry , short-stories.
For anyone who has loved the Mowgli stories of The Jungle Book , this sequel is a must-read.
The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book.
Mowgli has grown from being the little Man Cub to being Master of the Jungle; he is well on his way to becoming a man. Included are the stories of Mowgli destoying a village, fighting the wild red dogs, and finding an ancient treasure. Also, we have the stories of an old Brahmin holy man, a man-eating crocodile, and as out of place as Kotick the White Seal in the first volume an Inuit seal hunter. Mowgli was one of my favorite fictional heroes when I was a kid, and the stories are just as engaging to me now as they were then.
Kipling is an amazing storyteller, and it's hard to believe that all of his Jungle laws and customs are only fiction. I want it to be real. It makes for great reading. Apr 02, Lacey Louwagie rated it liked it Shelves: book-challenge , disney-movies , short-stories , animals , classics , children-s. I don't have a ton to say about this book that I didn't already say about The Jungle Book. Again, it irritated me that random stories were thrown in with the Mowgli stories, except this time the random stories were not all together at the end; instead, they were interspersed with the Mowgli ones, so that it was more difficult to piece the Mowgli stories back together again.
The Mowgli stories in this volume were longer and more sophisticated, the last story where Mowgli feels the pull of humanit I don't have a ton to say about this book that I didn't already say about The Jungle Book. The Mowgli stories in this volume were longer and more sophisticated, the last story where Mowgli feels the pull of humanity especially resonant. I tried to pay attention to the other stories and was only successful in the one about sled dogs. How can Kipling be so good in the jungle and so dull everywhere else?
Even though I'm usually a stickler for reading things "in their original form," I would recommend folks interested in The Jungle Book to choose one of the "Mowgli stories" volumes instead. Sep 19, Clinton King rated it really liked it. I first read these short stories a couple of years ago, but I just recently read some of them to my children. I enjoy them, but there were some complaints about how slow some of the stories seemed to move.
If you liked the first Jungle Book, which is still in print; this one isn't you'll like this book, as well. Incidentally, the contrast between the Mowgli featured in most of the stories in this book and the Mowgli of Disney fame is even starker that it was in the first collection. In these s I first read these short stories a couple of years ago, but I just recently read some of them to my children.
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In these stories, Mowgli becomes master of the jungle, is best friends with Kaa the rock python , destroys the village that cast him and his foster mother out, and saves his pack from destruction. Anyway, just read it! The slips were pasted over the original publication information though both have since come loose.
The title page of the edition matches those of these British first editions with the pasted-on slips, making it likely to the point of certainty that these particular volumes were used as mockups by Nelson Doubleday. Condition is very good minus. The bindings are square and tight with some fraying to spine ends and dulling of spine gilt. The contents remain crisp and complete and the books feel unread. We note all illustrations present, bright page edge gilt, light intermittent spotting barely noticeable in The Jungle Book , and cosmetic cracking to the endpapers at the gutters that does not impact binding integrity.