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Jungle Book, The  

Adapted by Stuart Peterson

Jungle Book, The $27.23 ex GST
$29.95 inc GST

Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson, 'a master of children's theatre' ( Scotsman).

Saved from the jaws of Shere Khan the tiger, Mowgli must learn the Laws of the Jungle from Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther to survive. A brave little man cub grows into a confident and care-free young boy, but danger is never far away and Shere Khan is hungry for revenge. As Mowgli faces each peril and pitfall, he must decide whether he belongs in the world of men or with the animal kingdom.

Stuart Paterson reimagines Kipling's much-loved stories for a new generation in a vibrant, colourful family adventure that’s full of surprises.

Cast : 6M, 2F (doubling required ; large cast possible)

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-968-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Rudyard Kipling ( 1865 – 1936)  was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. 

Kipling received the 1907  Nobel Prize  for Literature, the youngest person ever to receive this award. He was born in  Bombay , in the  Bombay Presidency  of  British India , and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.  Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including   The Jungle Book  (a collection of stories which includes Rikki-Tikki-Tavi ),  Just So Stories ,  Kim , many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King  and his poems, including  Mandalay Gunga Din The White Man's Burden  and  If .