Imagine growing up among wolves, being friends with a panther and a bear, and hunting the most fearsome animal in the wildyes'>mdash;the mankilling tiger Shere Khan. Rudyard Kipling portrays the exciting and adventurous jungle upbringing of Mowgli in this timeless classic. Still amazingly contemporary even though it was written more than 100 years ago, the pacing, language, and characters will keep readers young and old turning the pages, and then begging for more. Originally published in two volumes, this edition collects all the Mowgli stories and adds the very popular RikkiTikkiTavi and Toomai of the Elephants. This edition will feature an introduction by Newberyaward winner Neil Gaiman.From the Hardcover edition.