• Complete texts of both The Jungle Book (1894) and The Second Jungle Book (1895)
• All of the Mowgli stories, plus “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” “The White Seal,” and many more tales and poems
• 16 full-color illustrations by Maurice & Edward Detmold, plus more than 60 additional illustrations by William Drake and John Lockwood Kipling
• Author’s Preface and Note on the Names, and a detailed author bio
The Jungle Books collect some of the most beloved children’s stories ever written, since they were first published in magazines starting in 1893. The stories feature Mowgli, a foundling raised in the Seeonee hills of India by a pack of wolves, a wise black panther named Bagheera, and a gruff but lovable bear called Baloo. The books also include the beloved tale of the mongoose “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” “The White Seal,” and many more. These stories helped confirm Rudyard Kipling as one of the greatest children’s authors of any era, as well as one of the greatest writers and poets in the English language.
THE LOST WORLD, by Arthur Conan Doyle
PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS, by William P. McGivern
KING SOLOMON'S MINES, by H. Rider Haggard
LAND OF THE SHADOW DRAGONS, by Eando Binder
JOURNEY TO THE UNDERGROUND WORLD, by Lin Carter
THE MOON POOL, by A. Merritt
THE METAL MONSTER, by A. Merritt
A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, by Jules Verne
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, by Rudyard Kipling
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADO, by Frank Aubrey
TERROR ISLAND, by Alex Shell Briscoe
AT THE EARTH'S CORE, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
PELLUCIDAR, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
UNDER THE ANDES, by Rex Stout
THE MAN WHO MEASURED THE WIND, by Harold Lamb
DWELLERS OF THE DEEP, by Don Wilcox
VRIL, THE POWER OF THE COMING RACE, by Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton
SYMZONIA: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, by Adam Seaborn
A STRANGE MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A COPPER CYLINDER, by James De Mille
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Beautiful new illustrations throughout will bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.
Included in this volume are:
THE FOUR-FIFTEEN EXPRESS, by Amelia B. Edwards
THREE SPANISH LADIES, by Walter E Marconette
BRICKETT BOTTOM, by Amyas Northcote
ACROSS THE GULF, by Henry S. Whitehead
THE NIGHT CALL, by Henry van Dyke
HIS UNQUIET GHOST, by Mary Noailles Murfree
THE DREAM-GOWN OF THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR, by Brander Matthews
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR, by Lillian B. Hunt
HIS DAY BACK, by Jack Brant
MY OWN TRUE GHOST STORY, by Rudyard Kipling
THE LONG CHAMBER, by Olivia Howard Dunbar
THE PAST, by Ellen Glasgow
MISS TEMPY'S WATCHERS, by Sarah Orne Jewett
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S BARGAIN, by Charles Dickens
THE BULLY OF BROCAS COURT, by Arthur Conan Doyle
THE SPIRAL STONE, by Arthur Willis Colton
THE GHOST OF THE BLUE CHAMBER, by Jerome K. Jerome
THE MINIATURE, by J. Y. Akerman
TO LET, by B. M. Croker
THE FOREIGNER, by Sarah Orne Jewett
THE STONEGROUND GHOST TALES, by E. G. Swain
THEY THAT MOURN, by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins
GREEN BRANCHES, by Fiona Macleod
THE WERE-WOLF, by H. B. Marryatt
THE GHOST AT POINT OF ROCKS, by Frank H. Spearman
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The fourteen fables in this landmark of children’s literature tell the story of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. With the help of Baloo the bear, Kaa the python, and Bagheera the black panther, Mowgli learns the laws of the wild and survives countless escapades—none more thrilling than his confrontation with the menacing tiger Shere Khan, king of the jungle.
Many other unforgettable characters appear in The Jungle Book, including Kotick, a rare white seal who searches for a safe haven from those who hunt him; Rikki-tikki-tavi, a brave mongoose who saves a boy and his family from a pair of deadly cobras; and Toomai, a ten-year-old elephant trainer who risks everything to witness one of the world’s greatest mysteries: the dance of the elephants.
As educational as it is entertaining, Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece has delighted and inspired generations of readers the world over.
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THE CALL OF THE WILD, by Jack London
TREASURE ISLAND, by Robert Louis Stevenson
KIDNAPPED, by Robert Louis Stevenson
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, by Johann David Wyss
FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, by E. Nesbit
TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X, by Victor Appleton II
TOM SWIFT AND THE ELECTRONIC HYDROLUNG, by Victor Appleton II
TARZAN OF THE APES, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE RETURN OF TARZAN, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
DAVE DAWSON AT DUNKIRK, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON WITH THE R.A.F., by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON ON GUADALCANAL, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON AT CASABLANCA, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DAWSON AT TRUK, by R. Sidney Bowen
DAVE DASHAWAY AND HIS HYDROPLANE, by Roy Rockwood
ADRIFT IN THE WILDS: THE ADVENTURES OF TWO SHIPWRECKED BOYS, by Edward S. Ellis
AMONG MALAY PIRATES, by G. A. Henty
KIM, by Rudyard Kipling
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, by Alexandre Dumas
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‘“I am Kim. I am Kim. And what is Kim?” His soul repeated it again and again.’
Set against the backdrop of Britain and Russia’s political struggle in central Asia, Kim, the son of a drunken Irish soldier grows up as a street-wise orphan in the city of Lahore. Upon befriending an aged Tibetan Lama, the playful and spirited Kim journeys with him across India, experiencing the exotic culture, religion and people of the subcontinent.
On their travels they come across Kim’s father’s old army regiment. The Colonel quickly spots Kim’s ability to blend into his surroundings and trains him to become a spy for the British Army. As his adventures take him further into the world of secret agents and political intrigue, Kim is torn between his spiritual self and the expectations of his British compatriots. In this exotic tale of mystery, friendship and struggle, Kipling gives a fascinating insight into the British Raj and the volatile age of Imperialism in India.
This is the original story.
Have you ever enquired why the elephant has such an enormously elongated nose? Are you confused by a cat's contrary nature? Have you ruminated on the wrinkles of a rhinocerous? Or speculated on a leopard's spots? Rudyard Kipling wondered about all these things too, and in this marvellous collection of stories he imagines how the animals became 'just so'.
Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out why Just So Stories is one of Philip Pullman’s favourite books and discover wacky facts about wild animals!
Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
From the Hardcover edition.
Set in the former Lahore, India, against the backdrop of an imperialist war between Russia and Great Britain, Kim is the coming-of-age story of Kimball O’Hara, a low-caste orphan boy roaming the streets with a “magic” talisman around his neck. The pendant contains three magic parchments sewn into a leather amulet case—papers that could whisk him away from the world he knows and trusts.
One afternoon, Kim takes pity on an elderly lama who declares he is searching for wisdom and enlightenment at the River of the Arrow, and becomes the old man’s guide, savior, and friend. Together, the odd pair travels the Grand Trunk Road, dodging cutpurses and road agents until the “Little Friend of all the World” becomes a little disciple to the wise old lama. But when Kim’s father’s old regimental chaplain runs into the lama and his young chela on their travels, a big change threatens to disrupt the friends’ plans to find enlightenment and happiness on their shared quest.
Widely considered to be Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece, Kim combines sweeping adventure with a brilliant coming-of-age story. Part children’s tale, part spy thriller, part examination of the twilight of the Victorian empire, Kim is a classic page-turner.
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Readers will find in this choice selection of 44 poems, reprinted from authoritative editions, not only a glimpse of the Empire, but the works of a vigorous and original poet who brought the language apt and colorful turns of phrase we still cherish.
Originally published in two volumes, this edition collects all the Mowgli stories and adds the very popular Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. This edition will feature an introduction by Newbery-award winner Neil Gaiman.
From the Hardcover edition.
These stories were written when Kipling lived in Vermont. There is evidence that it was written for his daughter Josephine, who died in 1899 aged six, after a rare first edition of the book with a poignant handwritten note by the author to his young daughter was discovered at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire in 2010.
The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about Mowgli) are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler. As with much of Kipling's work, each of the stories is preceded by a piece of verse, and succeeded by another.
Akela – An Indian Wolf
Bagheera – A melanistic (black) panther
Baloo— A Sloth Bear
Bandar-log – A tribe of monkeys
Chil – A kite (renamed "Rann" in US editions)
Chuchundra – A Muskrat
Darzee – A tailorbird
Father Wolf – The Father Wolf who raised Mowgli as his own cub
Grey brother – One of Mother and Father Wolf's cubs
Hathi – An Indian Elephant
Ikki – An Asiatic Brush-tailed Porcupine (mentioned only)
Kaa – Indian Python
Karait – Common Krait
Kotick – A White Seal
Mang – A Bat
Mor – An Indian Peafowl
Mowgli – Main character, the young jungle boy
Nag – A male Black cobra
Nagaina – A female King cobra, Nag's mate
Raksha – The Mother wolf who raised Mowgli as own cub
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi – An Indian Mongoose
Sea Catch – A Northern fur seal and Kotick's father
Sea Cow – A Steller's Sea Cow
Sea Vitch – A Walrus
Shere Khan— A Royal Bengal Tiger
Tabaqui – An Indian Jackal
With anintroduction and annotations by Andrew Lycett
VOLUME 1. THE PHANTOM 'RICKSHAW AND OTHER GHOST STORIES
THE PHANTOM 'RICKSHAW
MY OWN TRUE GHOST STORY
THE STRANGE RIDE OF MORROWBIE JUKES
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
"THE FINEST STORY IN THE WORLD"
VOLUME 2. UNDER THE DEODARS
THE EDUCATION OF OTIS YEERE
AT THE PIT'S MOUTH
A WAYSIDE COMEDY
THE HILL OF ILLUSION
A SECOND-RATE WOMAN
ONLY A SUBALTERN
IN THE MATTER OF A PRIVATE
THE ENLIGHTENMENTS OF PAGETT, M.P.
VOLUME 3. PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS
THREE AND—AN EXTRA.
MISS YOUGHAL'S SAIS.
YOKED WITH AN UNBELIEVER.
THE RESCUE OF PLUFFLES.
HIS CHANCE IN LIFE.
WATCHES OF THE NIGHT.
THE OTHER MAN.
THE CONVERSION OF AURELIAN McGOGGIN.
A GERM DESTROYER.
THE ARREST OF LIEUTENANT GOLIGHTLY.
THE HOUSE OF SUDDHOO
HIS WEDDED WIFE.
THE BROKEN LINK HANDICAPPED.
BEYOND THE PALE.
A BANK FRAUD.
IN THE PRIDE OF HIS YOUTH.
THE ROUT OF THE WHITE HUSSARS.
THE BRONCKHORST DIVORCE-CASE.
THE BISARA OF POOREE.
THE GATE OF A HUNDRED SORROWS.
THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD DIN.
ON THE STRENGTH OF A LIKENESS.
WRESSLEY OF THE FOREIGN OFFICE.
BY WORD OF MOUTH.
TO BE HELD FOR REFERENCE.
VOLUME 4. THE LIGHT THAT FAILED
THE LIGHT THAT FAILED
VOLUME 5. THE STORY OF THE GADSBYS
To THE ADDRESS OF
CAPTAIN J. MAFFLIN,
POOR DEAR MAMMA
(AN INTERVAL OF THREE WEEKS.)
THE WORLD WITHOUT
THE TENTS OF KEDAR
WITH ANY AMAZEMENT
THE GARDEN OF EDEN
THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW, KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL.
(INTERVAL OF FIVE WEEKS.)
THE SWELLING OF JORDAN
THIS IS THE END OF THE STORY OF THE GADSBYS
VOLUME 6. FROM MINE OWN PEOPLE
THE RECRUDESCENCE OF IMRAY
How did the leopard get its spots? Why do the tides ebb and flow? How did the elephant get its trunk? And how was the alphabet made?
Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of fables answers the great questions of animal- and humankind in a fun, eloquent and magical way – for children and adults alike. Kipling’s beautifully imaginative answers echo the animal fables he heard during his childhood in India, paired with the folk tales he collected throughout his life.
Kipling’s enjoyment in playing with language, as well as his own delight in fatherhood, makes these stories a joy to read aloud, and children will request these tales as bedtime stories again and again. However, adults will also revel in Kipling’s fanciful storytelling and gift for language, as every reading uncovers a new joke, subtext or fascinating embellishment. From the author of ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Kim’, ‘Just So Stories’ is the newest addition to the available canon of Kipling’s work available in the handy format of Collins Classics!
Mowgli loves living in the jungle with his wolf family and his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. He’s been learning the ways of the jungle ever since he was a little boy. But when the tiger Shere Khan tries to turn the pack against Mowgli, making him feel unwelcome, Mowgli realizes he may not belong here after all. But what will happen when it’s time for the boy to leave the wolf pack that raised him to go live with his people?
Readers of all ages will treasure Puck's ten magical tales of adventure and intrigue. Kipling's imaginative blend of fact and fancy transports readers back to the days of William the Conqueror, to the camps of the Roman legions who guarded Hadrian's Wall against the Picts, and to the thirteenth-century court of King John. All of the stories abound in the freshness of invention and narrative vigor that have kept the author's books popular for generations. Each enchanting myth is followed by a selection of Kipling's spirited poetry.
With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
Subtle lessons in justice, loyalty, and tribal law pervade these imaginative tales, recounted by a master storyteller with a special talent for entertaining audiences of all ages. Included are such tales as "Rikki-tikki-tavi," a story about a brave mongoose and his battle with the deadly cobra Nag; Mowgli's abduction by the monkey people; and "Toomai of the Elephants," in which a young boy witnesses a secret ritual and is honored by his tribesmen.
This inexpensive, unabridged edition of The Jungle Book promises to enchant a new generation of young readers, as it recalls to their elders the pleasure of reading or hearing these stories for the first time. This classic served as the basis for many film adaptations, including the 2016 live-animation Disney release directed by John Favreau.
This edition of The Jungle Book II includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Jane Yolen.
Mowgli was once the little man-cub raised by Mother Wolf. Now Mowgli is the Jungle Lord ruling over the elephant and the panther, the python and the crocodile. All obey him and he fears no one...not even Man....
Jungle Book II tells of the further adventures of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves in the jungle. Through his cunning and fearlessness, Mowgli earns the respect of the animals of the jungle. He leads his wolf-brothers into battle against a threatening pack of red dogs. And when Mowgli's human parents are persecuted by a violent group of villagers, he comes to their aid. This is the story of how Mowgli must come face-to-face with himself as a man and decide whether he will leave his jungle kingdom to join the society of man.
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That was our first step toward better acquaintance. He would call on me sometimes in the evenings instead of running about London with his fellow-clerks; and before long, speaking of himself as a young man must, he told me of his aspirations, which were all literary. He desired to make himself an undying name chiefly through verse, though he was not above sending stories of love and death to the drop-a-penny-in-the-slot journals. It was my fate to sit still while Charlie read me poems of many hundred lines, and bulky fragments of plays that would surely shake the world.