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Rudyard Kipling

First published in book form in 1894, “The Jungle Book” is a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling. Born and raised as a young boy in India, Kipling returned there for work as an adult. Although these stories were written while Kipling resided in New England, they are clearly inspired by his time abroad—and a good deal of imagination. Since adapted for films and theater, the stories of “The Jungle Book” continue to enchant readers of all ages through timeless characters such as the heroic Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the elephant-handler Toomai, the lovable Baloo, and the “man-cub” Mowgli who calls the jungle home.

First published in book form in 1894, “The Jungle Book” is a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling. Born and raised as a young boy in India, Kipling returned there for work as an adult. Although these stories were written while Kipling resided in New England, they are clearly inspired by his time abroad—and a good deal of imagination. Since adapted for films and theater, the stories of “The Jungle Book” continue to enchant readers of all ages through timeless characters such as the heroic Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the elephant-handler Toomai, the lovable Baloo, and the “man-cub” Mowgli who calls the jungle home.

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