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[This is an Abridged Audiobook Library Edition in vinyl case.]
In these eight (8) classic tales, Mowgli the Indian boy is accidentally thrust out of the human community into the jungle, where he is brought up by wolves and befriended by Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the bear. The stories follow Mowgli's growth from jungle boyhood to dominance over the animals and his eventual return to human service as a forest ranger.
The code of conduct in the animal world is severe and requires a high level of responsibility, integrity, and justice. In comparison with jungle law, humanity is unruly and undignified. There are strong elements of myth in the recurring theme of a fallen Eden: Mowgli is effectively shut out from his boyhood paradise when the blood-tie with humanity reclaims him.
Included are the following (8) stories read by Wanda McCaddon:
*How Fear Came
*Letting In the Jungle
*The King's Ankus
*The Spring Running
5.5 hours on 4 Audio Cassettes
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RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. At seventeen, he began work as a journalist and over the next seven years established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and Army life, including such classics as The Jungle Book and Kim. In 1907, he became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.From AudioFile:
Numerous recordings of The Jungle Books are available, from the comic book variety, to some good dramatizations, to several complete versions of Kipling's tales of Mowgli and his jungle friends. Under the new Big Ben imprint Wanda McCaddon provides a terrific addition to the choices available. McCaddon gives us a "fresh" reading--lively, articulate and smooth. She gives Bagheera, the black panther; Sher Khan, the tiger; and the other jungle creatures marvelous accents which will entrance listeners of all ages. In this recording Kipling's literature has all the sparkle that has entertained generations. R.F.W. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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