Beware of the tiger ...Excitement! Animals! Peril! Drama! Enter Mowgli's world as he discovers the secrets and dangers of the jungle. Can he escape his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And will he ever be free from the prowling tiger that's waiting to pounce? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Jungle Book but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, in 1865. Just before his sixth birthday Rudyard and his sister were sent to England to receive their formal education. At the age of sixteen he returned to India and worked as a journalist on a local newspaper. In 1886 his first book, Departmental Ditties, was published, and during the years that followed he had success with many more books including, in 1889, The Jungle Book. He married in 1891 and settled for a while in the USA, however he then returned to England and from there moved to South Africa. He continued to write until his death in 1936.