The Jungle Book by Crystal S. Chan

The Jungle Book

Heavily influenced by his childhood in British-ruled India, Rudyard Kipling created some of the most well-read children s stories in Western Culture. Book One of The Jungle Book(s) includes Mowgli s Brothers, the story of Mowgli, the abandoned man-cub who was raised by animals in the Indian jungle, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the heroic mongoose, and Toomai of the Elephants, the tale of a young elephant-handler, and in The White Seal, we meet Kotick, a rare...

Details The Jungle Book

TitleThe Jungle Book
Release DateApr 28th, 2017
PublisherUdon Entertainment
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Manga, Classics, Action, Young Adult

Reviews The Jungle Book

  • Nicole
    Manga Classics: The Jungle Book!!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. I read the original book two years ago and absolutely loved it, so when I saw on NetGalley that they turned it into a Manga Classic, I just had to have it. I love these Manga Classics, seriously, I read all of them and they are just such a fun and easy way to read those classics. I love that the song parts were included in the manga, cause they were s...
  • Atlas
    * * * *4 / 5I picked up a copy of the The Jungle Book, manga edition on a whim and I was very pleasantly pleased with it. I have read my fair share of manga in my youth and this book follows the traditional format of being read right to left (a handy guide at the back for those that have never read a manga), as well as having loving, classically manga illustrations. As far as I can tell, The Jungle Book follows Rudyard Kipling's original seven st...
  • Lör K.
    Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest reviewPublication Date: 03rd April 2017Review Date: 27th March 2017Hard Cover Pricing: $24.99Paper Back Pricing: $17.99I’ve never read Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, only the Just So Stories, so when I saw this manga classic that had been put online by a publisher I’m auto approved for, I just had to grab the book and give it a read.This was an amazing introduction to the world of ...
  • Elaine Mullane
    If you are used to the style of Manga, this book shouldn't take you too long to get your head around. I studied Japanese in university (as a minor subject) and first became interested in Manga then. Traditionally, they read books from right to left, and therefore from back cover to front cover, in Japan, so this style of reading isn't new to me and didn't cause me any major concern. However, if you are new to Manga this can be a little off-puttin...
  • Jane
    I don't think I have actually read the original book by Rudyard Kipling, but I have seen quite a few of the movie and/or cartoon adaptations and therefore I have always thought that The Jungle Book is only about the man-cub Mowgli who was raised by wolves somewhere in India. But it would seem that I have been living a lie, because that's not the case! Some of the short stories are about the famous boy named Mowgli, but some stories are about diff...
  • Tabby Shiflett
    3.75 StarsKudos for following along the general storyline of the original work! I love seeing classics retold in a new way to encourage readers to seek these stories out, especially in such a different way. The illustrations are fun and enchanting and vary from the other artwork in this series. It's all good, but The Jungle Book has more animals and less people as characters. The setting is completely unique too. I was fascinated by the white sea...
  • John Duggan
    Took awhile to adjust to the style (I do not usually read Manga) but it was very enjoyable way to read the Jungle Book. I feel they did a solid job creating this, and would remind people this isn't "Disney" it is Kipling
  • Sheena-kay Graham
    This version of the Jungle book is based on the original stories and doesn't just focus on Mowgli. Each story has its own ups and down and ways to draw in the reader. The manga style also adds another level of intrigue once you get used to it. The writing is great and the art is phenomenal. Best for readers in their teens and upwards as small children might not be able to fully grasp the content. Highly recommend. I got a free e-copy from NetGall...
  • Katie Harper
    NetGalley graciusly sent me an ARC for an honest review.While I am extremely tired at this juncture I will say this: this book is so much fun to read. If you grew up with the classics, or even if you just enjoy the movies, you will probably enjoy this collecition of Rudyard Kipling's stories in manga form. The artwork was expressive and clearly defined each scene as the characters remained at the forefront. Sidenote: Rikki Tikki Tavi is my favori...
  • Kimber
    This is a trimmed down version of my review, to view the full review visit The Book Ramble.I received a copy of this book from Udon Entertainment on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was the weakest Manga Classic thus far. It is a difficult book to adapt as it’s a series of stories, not all of which are directly related, so there’s not a close knit story throughout. That definitely hurts the whole thing overall. On top of that t...
  • Amy Chadbourne Brown
    I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in return for a fair and honest review. I liked this adaptation of Kipling's The Jungle Book. I haven't read the original work in quite a long time but these stories appeared at first glance to follow the originals fairly well. No complaints there. I think this would be a good way to get a young person interested in reading the original works or for an experienced reader to relive the adventures ...