It was the jackal?Tabaqui, the Dish-licker?and the wolves of India despise Tabaqui because he runs about making mischief, and telling tales, and eating rags and pieces of leather from the village rubbish-heaps. But they are afraid of him too, because Tabaqui, more than anyone else in the jungle, is apt to go mad, and then he forgets that he was ever afraid of anyone, and runs through the forest biting everything in his way. Even the tiger runs and hides when little Tabaqui goes mad, for madness is the most disgraceful thing that can overtake a wild creature. We call it hydrophobia, but they call it dewanee?the madness?and run.
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Now listeners of all ages can enjoy four of Kipling's adventurous jungle stories in unabridged form. Cosham gives appropriate voices to all the jungle animals--including Mowgli, the man-cub; Baloo, the wise brown bear; Bagheera, the black panther; Shere Khan, the sinister tiger. He reads in a clear, relaxed manner which holds the listener's attention and effectively uses pacing and intonation to communicate the tension of the tales, as well as the subtle humor. The inclusion of some of Kipling's lesser-known stories may lead children who are familiar with the Disney production to seek out the books. Good family entertainment to listen to again and again. C.R.A. (c)AudioFile, Portland, MaineFrom School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6-This oversized volume, containing a single story from Kipling's Jungle Book, is illustrated with black-and-white wood engravings, ranging in size from full page to small depictions of a single animal or plant. While the style won't immediately appeal to children, Wormell, a master of the medium, has created some memorable images, such as Akela, leader of the wolves, lying on his rock before the gathered pack; or Mowgli hunkered down among the wolves, picking burrs from their fur. The paper, which is a heavy, textured stock, changes every few pages from muted green to orange to shades of gray. Unfortunately, since the engravings are rather dark, there is not always sufficient contrast to see the details easily. In fact, the pictures on the endpapers, which are on muted orange stock printed with a slightly brighter ink, are all but indistinguishable. The text, in rather small type, is arranged in a narrow column, bound by a thin gray line on the left side. Even when small illustrations are added, there is at least as much margin as printing on each page. Although interesting, this offering has a formal elegance that is likely to appeal more to adults than to children.
Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT00719399B
Book Description Creative Editions, 1992. Book Condition: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean. Good DJ with some toning and a few small stains. DJ price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9993053526
Book Description Creative Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0001938398. Bookseller Inventory # KKK0015060
Book Description Collins, London, 1992. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near VG. Christopher Wormell (illustrator). First UK. Folio. The dw has been reinforced top and bottom edges with paper tape on the inside and has a rectangular mark on the front where a sticky label has been removed at sometime. A nice clean and sound copy in a decent dw. Illustrated / Literature. Bookseller Inventory # 009178
Book Description Collins, London, 1992. Hard Back. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Christopher Wormell (illustrator). First Edition. Wrapper is lightly marked and has been edge reinforced but still nice. Will incur extra postage outside UK Size: Small Folio. Juvenile. Bookseller Inventory # 024706
Book Description Collins, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Christopher Wormells (illustrator). Bookseller Inventory # 00036489
Book Description Collins, London, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Publishers hard covers in tidy condition with a similar dust jacket which is a little browned on the spine and edges, small nick to the front Size: Large 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 056094
Book Description Collins & Willow, UK, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Wormell, Christopher (illustrator). First Edition. 64 Pages. Dustcover is marked, scuffed and slightly chipped. This is a selection from the original story. Full of allegory and wit, the tale of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and Shere Kahn has become a part of popular culture. Book Description: This is an illustrated edition of Kipling's famous work, "The Jungle Book". It is the story of Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle and who finally has to come to terms with the fact that he is a man. The illustrator won the 1990 Graphics Prize at the Bologna Book Fair. Size: 30.8 x 22 x 1.4 cm. 64 pages. Illustrator: Wormell, Christopher. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0001938398. ISBN/EAN: 9780001938397. Bookseller Inventory # X129-1050
Book Description Collins, London, 1992. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Christopher Wormell (illustrator). First Edition. 4to. First edition thus; 63 pages, printed on three different pastel shades of paper; illustrated with delightful wood engravings by Christopher Wormell; dark blue cloth, a very good copy in uunlaminated dust-wrapper, which has two tears, plus fraying to top of backstrip, and slight wear to one corner, otherwise also good. A most attractive production, the story being taken from The Jungle Book. Bookseller Inventory # 003716
Book Description Collins, London, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. First Edition of this edition. Hardback. illustrated by Christopher Wormell. Dust Jacket, VG / VG condition When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 667g. The quoted postage for international orders is based on a standard book weight. Where a book is lighter, we will reduce the postage accordingly. If the book is heavier, we will request additional postage. We make no profit on postal charges. All our books are photographed so you can see what you are buying. ABE may, however, display a stock image whilst processing ours. (YBP Ref: 17870/2 1-D7). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 006861