The Jungle Book The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of fables, is coming to the big screen in a highly-anticipated, live-action movie with an A-list cast including Scarlet Johannsson, Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Ben Kingsley. To join in the Jungle Book fever we've gathered together a great collection of books for toddlers through to adults!

Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling
These witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children. Rudyard Kipling's classic stories are beautifully presented in this highly attractive edition that tells the story of how different animals have come by their characteristic - How the Leopard Got his... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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The Second Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
The new live-action version of The Jungle Book should send lots of children to read Kipling's stories of Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera – let's hope so anyway because, to quote Rosemary Sutcliffe, ‘The child who has never run with Mowgli's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Oh my, what an absolute treasure this is. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book was first published in 1894 and now, over 120 years later, it's still capturing imaginations. This collectable, clothbound edition is not only complete and unabridged but has... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling, Laura Driscoll
Share the joy of The Jungle Book with your young book lovers in this gentle retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic story of man-cub Mowgli and his friends Baloo and Bagheera. Explore the bright, colourful illustrations that accompany Mowgli's adventures as... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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The Macmillan Jungle Book - A Colouring Book
Rudyard Kipling
This beautifully produced colouring book contains all your favourite characters from Kipling's classic story - Mowgli, Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, Kaa the Snake, not forgetting the terrifying tiger, Shere Khan. Many of the drawings in this book were inspired... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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The Jungle Book
Miriam Bos
Push, pull and slide mechanisms to bring the story of The Jungle Book to life and see favourite scenes in action. Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and of course the fearsome tiger Shere Khan are all beautifully imagined by Miriam Bos in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Book | Released 10/03/2016
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The Jungle Book
Rob Hunter
With a new version of Kipling's classic due to hit the big screen, Robert Hunter's picture book offers a different introduction to the story of Mowgli and Bagheera. He updates it to the present day, and the skyscrapers of modern... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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Kim
Rudyard Kipling
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 A complex and tightly woven spy story lies at the heart of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure story set in India at the end of the eighteenth century. Kim, or Kimball O'Hara... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/09/2016
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The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Puck of Pook's Hill
Rudyard Kipling
A beautiful paperback edition of Rudyard Kipling's magical collection of stories and poems. Plucking figures from history to weave his magical stories, Puck takes the children from the Norman conquest to the signing of the Magna Carta. Set in the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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Rewards and Fairies
Rudyard Kipling
Set in the surroundings of his Sussex home, Bateman's, Rudyard Kipling's sparkling storytelling perfectly captures the myth and mystery of the English countryside. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
This is a fabulous new edition of the original 1908 edition of Kipling's The Jungle Book complete with 16 colour plates some as double spreads which have been reproduced from an extremely scarce, original portfolio of watercolours and which have... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 31/12/2010
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First published by Macmillan in 1894, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a much loved classic collection of short stories and poems of life in the Indian jungle.

The best known of the stories are the tales of Mowgli, the abandoned man-cub who is raised by wolves, makes an enemy of the tiger Shere Khan and is protected by Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther.

style=There are some fantastic new books released to coincide with the interest the two Jungle Book blockbuster movies are generating. Accompanying Rudyard Kipling's masterful writing is some beautiful artwork -

These two gorgeous graphics are from The Jungle Book, published by HarperCollins and illustrated by MinaLima, a hugely talented and imaginative design team.

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Migy Blanco's bold and colourful art brings Mowgli and his friends to life in this retelling of The Jungle Book by Laura Driscoll.

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The Jungle Book board book from Campbell Books is a great first introduction to the characters with Miriam Bos's lively illustrations.

Or use your own artistic skills in The Macmillan Jungle Book Colouring Book, full of drawings and decorative pieces many inspired by the original illustrations of John Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling's father, who illustrated the very first edition of The Jungle Book.

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Also coming in October 2016, from the internationally renowned survival expert Bear Grylls a new Jungle Book adventure called Spirit of the Jungle. The novel for 10+ readers takes a new and exciting contemporary look at The Jungle Book with a central story woven through with real-life survival tips from the master of the outdoors.

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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) India and lived there until he was sent to be educated in England aged 5. He left school at 16 and returned to India, working as a journalist and gaining material and experiences which would provide him with ideas for his future novels. He was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Kipling's best known works include The Jungle Book, Just So Stories and Kim and poems 'If' and 'Mandalay'.
Rudyard Kipling is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

You can find out more about Rudyard Kipling at www.kiplingsociety.co.uk

Many of us had our first taste of the Jungle Book in the brilliant 1967 Disney animation, with the unforgettable songs The Bare Necessities of Life and I Wanna Be Like You - www.disney.co.uk/the jungle book.

Jon Favreau's new film is based upon this Disney animation favourite but he has also woven more of the Rudyard Kipling originals into the story.

You can keep up with all the latest film news @TheJungleBook and on facebook at The Jungle Book.

Next year Warner Bros will release Andy Serkis's feature film, Jungle Book: Origins, with an equally starry line-up including Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale.


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