"The man-cub is mine. Give him to me!" roars Shere Khan, the lame tiger. But Mowgli the man-cub is already deep in a cave, adopted by a family of wolves. Here, in the heart of the Indian jungle, Mowgli learns the laws of the animal kingdom. And, helped by his friends Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the brown bear, Mowgli must face his striped enemy-the tiger, Shere Khan. In this Young Classic edition, children discover the jungle world that Mowgli inhabits. Photography and background information help to set the scene in central India, and bring The Jungle Book to life for a new generation of children....Continua
Yes I Know. No excuses for Rudyard Kipling and his Imperialism. His excesses of colonial times and exultation of European civilization’s superiority have to be blamed and harshly condemned. Nevertheless, I still love the Jungle Books. And I’ll love forever the creatures who inhabit this amazing book....Continua
Conosco a memoria l'omonimo film di Walt Disney... ora finalmente ho anche letto il libro. Certamente per ragazzi ma piacevole anche per i più grandicelli, seppur nel genere. Tra l'altro ci sono anche storie relative ad altro, non solo a Mowgli & C. che occupa infatti solo 3 racconti su 7 (in un altro c'è la famosa mangusta Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, di cui mio padre mi narrava da piccolo...)
ne ho approfittato anche per guardarmi su youtube alcuni spezzoni del film... indimenticabile!
Even though it is a very clear imperial allegory, very out of date and vaguely patronising, I love it.
The "non-jungle" stories are a little flat, maybe excluding the delicious Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, but the jungle stories are still awesome as they were when I was a child.
"Do you like Kipling?"
"I don't know you naughty boy, I've never Kippled"
Well, I finally "Kippled." I can't believe I've never read this book until now. Of course I recognize part of the stories from Walt Disney but found the book better, plus a little more brutal but it was still a good read and I'm happy I finally got around to reading this collection of stories.