The 2016 Disney film adaptation of The Jungle Book is the latest artistic effort to capture the drama and excitement of the enduring tales Rudyard Kipling created more than 120 years ago. This Campfire Classics adapatation faithfully renders Kipling's original language and plot details in a stunning graphic novel format.
The adventure begins the night a boy, Mowgli, escapes certain doom after being trapped in the perilous clutches of the tiger Shere Khan. To protect Mowgli and to defy the tiger, the Seeonee wolf pack adopts the boy, giving him the nickname "Man-Cub." Other animals--a panther, bear, and python--teach the boy how to survive as Shere Khan continually pursues him through the jungle. Eventually, Mowgli and Shere Khan square off in an epic battle, from which only one will survive.
About the Author
Nobel prize-winning writer Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, but returned with his parents to England at the age of five. Influenced by experiences in both India and England, Kipling s stories celebrate British imperialism and the experience of the British soldier in India. Amongst Kipling s best-known works are The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and the poems Mandalay and Gunga Din. Kipling was the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel prize for literature (1907) and was amongst the youngest to receive the award. Kipling died in 1936 and is interred in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Amit Tayal is a multi-award winning illustrator. Working for almost a decade Amit produced a wide range of illustration styles, using both digital and traditional methods.Amit has worked in various publications and animation studios. Working in numerous educational, children books and comic books, he has been published around the world and has won multiple awards for his work.
Dan Johnson is an experienced and integrity driven Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) professional with accomplishments and success on a national level since 1994. A skillful designer of EHS programs, Dan has effectively executed those programs within a wide range of industries. He has expertise in changing the work environment through behavior based safety, while maintaining productivity. Dan has aided numerous companies ensuring their compliance, using his extensive knowledge working with multiple jurisdictions including: OSHA, DOL, DOT, EPA, USACE and some State and Local municipalities. Dan is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor to train the OSHA 30 hour and OSHA 10 hour courses for both Construction and General Industry. He is also a CPR, First Aid and AED instructor and instructor trainer with over 14 years of training experience. Dan is the owner of Mile High Compliance (www.milehighcompliance.com), a company dedicated to providing high quality web-based OSHA, DOT, Energy, Health & Safety and Human Resource compliance training.
"This is a very good adaptation of Kipling's classic work. Tayal . . . is an excellent choice for this book, where his cartoony stylings handle the animals and the animalistic side of Mowgli very well. . . . [Johnson's] abridgement is smoothly successful. -- ICv2 (Four Stars)