Classic Starts®: The Jungle Book

By Rudyard Kipling (Author), Lisa Church (Abridged by), Karl James Mountford (Illustrator)

Series Classic Starts®


Pub Date 12/5/2023

ISBN 9781454942443

Format Hardcover



Classic Starts®: The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling, Lisa Church, Karl James Mountford
Run with the jungle animals in this illustrated chapter-book retelling of The Jungle Book, part of the bestselling Classic Starts® series that has sold more than 8 million copies! 

Mowgli has lived among his wolf brothers for as long as he can remember. Baloo and Bagheera teach him the ways of the jungle, but some animals view him as a threat—or, even worse, as prey. Can Mowgli find a place where he truly belongs?  
This abridged retelling is the perfect way to introduce young readers to Mowgli’s life among elephants, giant snakes, and monkeys. The book also includes discussion questions. 

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. The Jungle Book, which he published in 1894, became a children's classic all over the world. Tales of every kind continued to flow from Kipling's pen, including Kim (1901) and Just So Stories (1902). Kipling was the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and in 1926 he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature. Kipling died in 1936.  

Title Details

Pages 160 pages, 10 b-w illustrations

Trim 5.37 x 7.5 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Classics

Age Range 7 to 9

Carton Quantity 52