Rudyard Kipling: The Jungle Book (3169 words)

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 (1902). 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 …

Barnes, Emma. "The Jungle Book". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 April 2018
[, accessed 21 November 2018.]

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  1. Children's Literature
  2. Adventure Fiction

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