Mowgli, the man-cub, is raised by wolves in the jungles of India. His friends and teachers are Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, and their enemy is the ferocious tiger Shere Khan. Mowgli's life is filled with adventure, and a thrilling chance to become a true hero of the jungle.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His fiction works include The Jungle Book — a classic of children’s literature — and the rousing adventure novel Kim, as well as books of poems, short stories, and essays. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.