Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

Emma Barnes (University of Salford)
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The Jungle Book

(1894) and

The Second Jungle Book

(1895) are collections of short stories together known as

The Jungle Books.

Initially published in children’s magazine

St Nicholas

from January 1894-1895

, The Jungle Books

are Rudyard Kipling’s first contribution to children’s literature and precede his other collections of short stories for children,

The Day’s Work

(1898) and

Just So Stories


The Jungle Books

tell tales of wild animals such as seals in Antarctica, mongooses in India, and camels in Pakistan. These animal stories are interspersed amongst what is the most well-known of

The Jungle Books

stories: the sequence of tales about a young boy named Mowglim, and his adventures with jungle creatures in the Seeonee Hills of India. It is through the character of Mowgli and…

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Citation: Barnes, Emma. "The Jungle Book". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 April 2018 [, accessed 15 April 2024.]

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