The Jungle Book
Редьярд Джозеф Киплинг

The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling

Oxford Bookworms LibraryLevel 2
A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Ralph Mowat.

In the jungle of Southern India the Seeonee Wolf-Pack has a new cub. He is not a wolf – he is Mowgli, a human child, but he knows nothing of the world of men. He lives and hunts with his brothers the wolves. Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther are his friends and teachers. And Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, is his enemy.

Kipling's famous story of Mowgli's adventures in the jungle has been loved by young and old for more than a hundred years.


The Jungle Book


In the hills of Southern India a baby lies warm and safe in a cave. He lies among wolf-cubs, next to Mother Wolf’s side, and he is not afraid. Outside the cave Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, roars angrily, wanting to kill. ‘No!’ says Mother Wolf. ‘The man’s cub belongs to me. He will live, to run with the other wolves, to be my son. And I will call him Mowgli.’

The years pass, and Mowgli the man’s cub grows up with the wolves. He learns the Law of the Jungle from his teachers, Baloo the old brown bear and Bagheera the black panther. He has many adventures, and many friends among the animals of the jungle.

But he still has an enemy. Shere Khan the tiger has not forgotten. He waits for the day when he can catch the man’s cub – and kill him.

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