Into the Jungle

Into the Jungle

Stories for Mowgli

by Katherine Rundell, Kristjana S. Williams (Illustrator)
Publisher: Walker Books
Hardcover, 233 pages
Price: $24.99


Costa Children’s Book Award–winning author Katherine Rundell pens Kipling estate–approved Jungle Book origin stories

This wise and witty companion to Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 classic is likewise a series of connected stories about the man-cub Mowgli and his adventures among the animals in the Indian jungle. It includes all the original favorites like Baloo and Bagheera and gives female characters, like Mother Wolf, a more prominent role in Mowgli’s upbringing. The timely theme of the possibility of understanding and empathy across species, cultures, and genders will resonate with contemporary readers.

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