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The Jungle Book: Complete and Unabridged (Puffin Classics)by Rudyard Kipling
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The only authorized movie tie-in for the hit movie of the 1994 holiday season. Kipling's The Jungle Book, starring Jason Scott Lee, Sam Neill, and John Cleese, is sure to be the blockbuster movie of the season. It has already been featured on Entertainment Tonight and will have major publicity and promotion surrounding its release. 8 pages of photos.
A human baby is given shelter by a family of wolves after Shere Khan the tiger has attacked and driven off his parents. The Mother Wolf suckles him and gives him the name "Mowgli". Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Black Panther undertake Mowgli's education.
About the Author
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems --including "Mandalay," "Gunga Din," and "Danny Deever"--which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Kim--which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936
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