Book cover for Into the Jungle

Into the Jungle

Ages 7 to 10



15 November 2018
222 minutes
Imprint: Macmillan Digital Audio


These beginnings resonate with echoes of Kipling’s original and Just So Stories. They are written with mischievous scatological jokes, lively action and characteristic precision and surprise, because, as Baloo says, language “matters more than anything else”. The stories savour the profusion of the rainforest, as do Williams’s spectacularly lavish collages of engravings of animals and plants.
Witty, charming and steeped in the harsh truth of nature, this is an absolute must for all Jungle Book fans, young or old.
The magnificent Rundell, [...] takes on Rudyard Kipling with these inventive back stories for everyone from Shere Khan to Baloo.
Rundell may have created a new classic collection of tales.