Mowgli is found in the jungle by wolves who bring him up as one of their own. The jungle is no easy place to live for a man-cub, and Mowgli must learn its secrets from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python. But their lessons cannot protect Mowgli from every danger - will he escape from his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And can he get the better of the evil tiger, Shere Khan?[br /] About the Series:[br /]Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again.
Rudyard Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. His most famous books include Kim, Jungle Book, and Just So Stories. He died in 1936.
Taking up where Flambards (1968, p. 1227, J-481) abruptly left them, lover-cousins Will and Christina land in Aunt Grace's London flat after their Rolls-Royce escape from home. What worked in the romantic, countrified scene of the first book is lost in this flight into "reality": he's eighteen now with a bum leg, an adept pilot seeking a chance to prove it; she's a year younger, orphaned, and anxious to support herself until they are both 21 and exempted from Will's father's custody (it's 1912). The story accelerates as everything is put aright, job-wise, money-wise, love-wise, and finally marriage-wise; its sole sustaining conflict is Christina's heart-in-mouth terror of flying counterposed to Will's insistence that she be brave and tearless. Flambards is safer territory for all concerned - The Edge of the Cloud a precarious place indeed. (Kirkus Reviews)