The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781559701273 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 4/21/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, April 21, 2019
I got this handsome hardcover at a local Goodwill thrift shop. It's illustrated with paintings by Gregory Alexander.

This book contains the tales from the first Jungle Book (including "The White Seal" and "Rikki-tikki-tavi"). I've loved the Jungle Book stories about Mowgli and his friends almost since I can remember; in fact I think it was the first book I read all the way through and then started back at the beginning again (this would have been at about age 8). I wanted to go hang out with Kaa and Bagheera - heck, sometimes I still do... The language is beautiful, the jungle imagery wondrous (though often suitably harsh), and Mowgli a compelling hero. I still get a delicious shiver from passages such as this one, after Kaa has rescued Mowgli, Baloo, and Bagheera from the Bandar-log, and is about to take his reward from the vanquished:

"The python dropped his head lightly for a minute on Mowgli's shoulder. 'A brave heart and a courteous tongue,' said he. 'They shall carry thee far through the Jungle, Manling. But now go hence quickly with thy friends. Go and sleep, for the moon sets, and what follows it is not well that thou shouldst see.'"

[There's a TV Tropes page for the book and its adaptations, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Falcon Nest Little Free Library in Douglas, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, April 21, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (4/21/2019 UTC) at Falcon Nest Little Free Library in Douglas, Massachusetts USA


While on a multi-state release run in honor of International BookCrossing Day, I left this book in this Little Free Library. Hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2019 Movie release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by thezittels at East Douglas, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Another user left in our Little Free Library at 169 West St!

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