An epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he's ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self discovery, guided by panther turned stern mentor Bagheera, and the free spirited bear Baloo.
Long ago, whales could eat anything - and they did. Then one day, everything changed. This story, adapted from one of Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So Stories' has been specially written for children who are learning to read, with colorful illustrations on each page and puzzles and fun facts about whales at the back of the book.
Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnehan leave 19th century India and set out for the isolated, primitive land of Kafiristan, whose people haven't seen an outsider in hundreds of years. Peachy becomes lord of the kingdom's treasury, a huge chamber spilling over with limitless gold and priceless rare jewels. Danny is first crowned king, then, declared a god.
"Once upon a time, the leopard was as plain and sandy-yellow as the plains where he hunted. So how did he get his spots? Find out, in this gorgeously illustrated retelling of the classic Just So story by Rudyard Kipling, adapted especially for young children"--Back cover.
"Once upon a time, the rhinoceros had beautifully smooth skin. So how did it end up so saggy and baggy and wrinkly? Find out, in this delightfully illustrated picture book, adapted especially for young children from one of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories"--Back cover.
This manga adaptation of The Jungle Book includes the story of Mowgli, the abandoned man-cub who was raised by animals in the Indian jungle; Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the heroic mongoose; the tale of a young elephant-handler, Toomai of the Elephants; and the story of Kotick, a rare white-furred northern fur seal as he searches for a home where his family will not be hunted by humans.