"The man’s cub is mine, Shere Khan—mine to me! He shall not be killed. He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end… he shall hunt thee!" ~ Raksha, Mother Wolf
The Law of the Jungle forbids the animals to kill Man, but Shere Khan cannot forget that little Mowgli escaped right from under his blood-soaked muzzle. But there’s more to being a man cub than Mowgli can learn from the Seeonee Wolf Pack—and the lame tiger isn’t the only one eager for him to slip up. Killer Red Dogs, the feckless Monkey People, and unscrupulous members of Mowgli’s true species also wish to claim the Jungle as their own, whether or not Mowgli is in the way.
This all-time-great Canon Classic includes all nine of Kipling's Mowgli stories and their accompanying songs. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.