The thrilling adventures of Mowgli the man-cub and all his animal friends are retold for young readers in this delightful storybook. You can meet Akela the lone wolf, Bagheera the black panther, Baloo the brown bear, who teaches Mowgli the laws of the jungle, Chil the hawk, Kaa the rock snake, and Shere Khan the terrifying tiger. All of these characters are brilliantly brought to life in appealing painted artwork by Jenny Thorne. It is perfect for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. A family of wolves rescue a 'man-cub' - a small human boy, barely old enough to walk - from being eaten by the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. They name the boy Mowgli, and raise him as one of their own. Mowgli is tutored in the ways of the wild by Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther - who need help from Chil the hawk and the giant snake Kaa when the man-cub is captured by a troop of merciless monkeys...This timeless story is retold for a new generation in this engaging book, which is enlivened by detailed illustrations throughout.