The Jungle Book: Manga Classics

The Jungle Book: Manga Classics


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Welcome to The Jungle Book! Manga Classics brings to life Rudyard Kipling's original collection of short stories in this fantastic manga adaptation. Heavily influenced by his childhood in British-ruled India, Kipling created some of the most well-read children’s stories in Western Culture. Book One of The Jungle Book(s) includes Mowgli’s Brothers, the story of Mowgli, the abandoned man-cub who was raised by animals in the Indian jungle, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the heroic mongoose, and Toomai of the Elephants, the tale of a young elephant-handler, and in The White Seal, we meet Kotick, a rare white-furred northern fur seal as he searches for a home where his family will not be hunted by humans. Originally published as a series of short stories for magazines in the late 1800s, the Nobel Prize-winning Rudyard Kipling would eventually publish the classic The Jungle Book in 1894.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772940190
Publisher: UDON Entertainment Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2017
Series: Manga Classics Series
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 182,458
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom and North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is also regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story.

Crystal S. Chan is an award-winning author and television screen play writer. She holds a degree in language and literature. Crystal is a huge fan of authors such as Jane Austen and she is equally passionate about Sailor Moon. Her passion for classic literature combined with her love of the comics medium allows her to strike a solid balance between preserving the depth of the original content while adapting the language for a younger generation.

Julien Choy has been working in the comic, animation and video game industries for more two decades. His works include the manga version of SNK’s The King of Fighters, and Capcom’s Street Fighter . Julien is a multi-talented creator who has mastered a wide range of art styles. While he is widely known for his main-stream work, his passion lies with themes of inspiration, parenting, and the environment. He tried makes a special effort to share his positive attitudes with his readers.

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Chosen for the Texas Library Association's 2018 Mavericks Graphic Novel Recommended Reading List!


"I particularly loved the graphics of this adaptation! They were so detailed and unique and it made the whole reading experience so much better." Four Stars!

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The Jungle Book: Manga Classics 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JAislynn More than 1 year ago
***This book was reviewed for Udon Entertainment The Manga Classics version of Kipling’s The Jungle Book brought to life beloved childhood stories, and introduced me to a few I was unfamiliar with. There are seven 'books’, three of which centre around Mowgli, the wolf boy, and his rivalry with Shere Khan the tiger. The remaining four are all independent, stand-alone stories. Kotick follows a young white seal on his adventures searching for a place where his people can be safe from human hunting. Riki Tiki Tavi, my favourite, is the tale of the titular mongoose who is rescued by a human family, and subsequently saves them in turn, when deadly cobras attack. Toomai was new to me. It is the tale of a young elephant keeper who witnessed the elephants’ dance, something no man had done before. Her Majesty’s Servants is another that's new to me. It is about life in a military camp, from the perspective of the animals involved. In most of the stories that had people, I found the animal art lacking. The humans were typical manga quality, which I love. The exception was Riki Tiki Tavi, but there the main character was Riki, a mongoose, rather than a human. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the (mostly) familiar stories drawn out. At the end, there is an explanation regarding translating the book to manga, stylistic and naming choices, and a neat synchronicity anecdote about Riki Tiki and a kitty-cat. Recommended for those who enjoy The Jungle Book and for introducing new readers to the material.