Rudyard Kipling's much-loved classic story for children, retold here by Narinder Dhami. Follow Mowgli's adventures with Bagheera, Baloo and the wolf packs which he calls family, as he tries to escape the claws of vicious tiger Shere Khan.
Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically.
Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage
Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage
Narinder Dhami was born in Wolverhampton in 1958. Having read English at Birmingham University, she spent the next nine years teaching at schools in the East End of London, before leaving the profession to write full-time. After providing the words for literally hundreds of photo-stories in teenage magazines, she had her first children's book, `A Medal for Melina', published in 1990. Narinder Dhami lives in Cambridge with her husband, Robert, and their four cats.