#borrowathon the jungle book by Crystal S. Chan (Adapted by), Choy (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling

Hardcover 327 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2017 by Udon Entertainment
I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
synopsis via goodreads:  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 white-furred northern fur seal as he searches for a home where his family will not be hunted by humans. Originally published as a series of short stories for magazines in the late 1800s, the Nobel Prize-winning Rudyard Kipling would eventually publish the classic The Jungle Book in 1894.”
my thoughts: it is a kid friendly book that I would recommend for kids who just learned how to read or parents who would like to read classics to their kids. the book features 5 individual  stories;
  1. the evergreen story of the little boy raised by wolfs, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther, who grows up in the jungle and concours his enemy by birth the tiger Shere Khan.
  2. the story of a sea catch who leads the horde of his liking to safety after discovering that men cornered and guided away the mass only to slaughter them.
  3. Teddy finding a mongoose and nursing it back to health with the help of his parents, the mongoose getting the utmost out of his gratitude by befriending the birds around the house and defends Teddy when he is attacked by a poisonous snake.
  4. Toomai of the elephants: a tale of a boy who tends elephants and he gets taken by his favorite elephant to see them dance in the moonlight.
  5. her majesty’s servants: a story told by the camp animals perspective during wartime in India, Rawal Pindi.

 

it has a good sense of humor in it ;

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has inside on how they adapted the original poems into the manga style;

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and naturally some recommendation to the books that are already published in the same series of classics adapted into Manga format;

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I gave it 4/5 stars because the stories were really entertaining and  nicely drawn out however the art style compared to many many other manga lacks a tad bit.

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