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The Jungle Book: A Classic for Generations

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is considered by many to be one of the classic children’s books of all time. Published in 1894, the story follows the adventures of a young boy named Mowgli as he grows up in the Indian jungle. Along the way, Mowgli meets a variety of animals, and learns lessons about courage, wisdom, and loyalty.

The Main Characters

The Jungle Book’s main characters include:

  • Mowgli: the protagonist and a young “man-cub,” raised by a family of wolves.
  • Bagheera: a black panther and friend of Mowgli.
  • Baloo: a wise old bear and Mowgli’s mentor.
  • Kaa: a huge python and mentor to Mowgli.
  • Shere Khan: the tiger and main antagonist of the story.
  • Akela: the leader of Mowgli’s adoptive wolf pack.


The Jungle Book has seen numerous adaptations over the years, from a Disney animated movie released in 1967, to a 2016 live-action remake. Making these adaptations requires a delicate balance between staying true to the original source material and appealing to modern audiences.


Although more than 120 years have passed since the publication of The Jungle Book, its messages of friendship, courage and loyalty still resonate today. Whether they read the original book, watch the movies, or both, generations of children have enjoyed the story of Mowgli and his furry friends. Thanks to its timeless themes and unforgettable characters, The Jungle Book remains a classic in literature and film.


Mostafa Saady, Egyptian Software Engineer, supersonic self-learner and teacher, fond of learning and exploring new technologies and science. As a self-taught professional I really know the hard parts and the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enables me to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics.

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