The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

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by John Rowe
     
 

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Mother and Fatherwolf aren’t looking for trouble, but when a small man-child toddles by their cave, they decide they can’t leave him alone in the jungle. They take the boy into their pack, name him Mowgli, and raise him as one of their own cubs. Mowgli learns the law of the jungle from the big old brown bear Baloo and Bagheera the black panther, but

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Mother and Fatherwolf aren’t looking for trouble, but when a small man-child toddles by their cave, they decide they can’t leave him alone in the jungle. They take the boy into their pack, name him Mowgli, and raise him as one of their own cubs. Mowgli learns the law of the jungle from the big old brown bear Baloo and Bagheera the black panther, but even they can’t keep an eye on him all the time!

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Children's Literature - Melyssa Malinowski
Most young children are familiar with the movie The Jungle Book, but many do not know that the story is loosely based on a book. In this beginning reader chapter book, the story begins like you would expect. Mowgli, the man cub, is taken in and raised by the wolfpack. To do this, the pack must stand together against Shere Khan, the lame white tiger. Mowgli grows up in relative peace, learning the language of the animals and the law of the jungle from Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. However, in the background, there is always the threat of Shere Khan. Through the tiger's plotting, Mowgli is eventually cast out of the wolf pack. He takes refuge in the nearest man village. While in the village, he confronts and defeats Shere Khan, with the help of the village herds and his wolf brothers. With Shere Khan dead, can Mowgli rejoin the wolf pack? Can he go back to the jungle life that he loves so dearly? Beginning readers would be enthralled by this amazing story, making this a welcome addition to any elementary school library. The chapters are short, and the story is entertaining, lively, and easy to follow. This is a nice retelling of a classic tale that leaves the reader satisfied, but with their curiosity piqued for other tales of Mowgli's adventures. Reviewer: Melyssa Malinowski

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375842764
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/22/2008
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
285,369
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book so good i read it everyday. I love it .
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I just wanted to know if you've seen the movie Frozen.It's the best movie on earth
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Mark Beliveau More than 1 year ago
i love this book. anyone should read it!
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