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The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
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Graphic Revolve

The Jungle Book

In the jungles of India, a pack of wolves discover a young boy. They name the boy Mowgli and protect him against dangers, including Shere Kan, the most savage tiger in the jungle. As Mowgli grows up, he learns the ways of the jungle from Bagheera the panther, the wise bear, Baloo, and other animals. Soon, he must decide whether to remain among beasts or embrace his own kind.

GenreClassic Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile LevelGN 370L
ATOS Level3
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #130966
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandGraphic Revolve
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count72
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $26.65 School/Library Price
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Booklist Online - Francisca Goldsmith

"Necessarily vastly abridged to maintain the publisher’s page count, and without referencing Kipling’s idiom, this graphic novelization nonetheless offers readers a rich retelling. Pages pop with nicely varied frames that befit their content, and characters’ speech and captions are appropriately assigned rather than being seemingly random text attributions. The deeply and broodingly colored images, however, are what make this a good read, with animal-appropriate movement, expressive faces, and animated body language. While certainly no substitute for Kipling’s own storytelling prowess, this is, nonetheless, a worthwhile version to provide for visual learners, whether as a lead-in to the original or as a stand-alone experience. The tight binding may frustrate some but the book won’t wear out." - Booklist Online

October 7, 2009

Good Comics for Kids Blog, School Library Journal - Peter Gutierrez

"The Emperor’s New Clothes. With this leveled title as well as The Jungle Book, The Princess and The Pea, and a version of The Ugly Duckling well suited to the Nickelodeon crowd, Stone Arch has added new energy and artistry to the business of adapting classics for young readers (although at fewer than 30 story pages, it’s a stretch to call them graphic “novels”). The backmatter includes discussion questions and writing prompts." - Good Comics for Kids Blog, School Library Journal

January 25, 2010

Book Links - Christine Boardman Moen

"This 26-title set features dynamic comic-style art and abridged retellings of both myths and literature classics. Titles include The Jungle Book, The Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio, and Alice in Wonderland (all 2010), among others." - Book Links

March 1, 2010

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, on December 30, 1865. He is best known for his short story collections The Jungle Book, published in 1894, and Just So Stories, published in 1902. He wrote a variety of other short stories, including 'Kim' and 'The Man Who Would Be King,' and many poems. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first English-language writer and youngest person to win the award. On January 18, 1936, he died in London at age 70.

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