J stands for Jungle.

When I was a child one of my favourite bedtime reads was The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. It was a collection of stories about a little boy called Mowgli, who was abandoned in the Indian Jungle,  only to be raised as a feral child, in  by a mother wolf who had just had cubs.

Mowgli has a black panther friend called Bagheera,  who looks after him.

Bagheera and the wolf tribe learn that Shere Khan, a man eating Bengal Tiger, has returned to the Jungle. It was decided that Mowgli should be taken back to the 'Man Village', for his own safety.


I've used illustrations from the wonderful animated version of Jungle Book by the Disney studios. The original sketches from the first publications of the book are very poor and who can forget the enchanting movie.

an assortment of characters.


Shere Khan loitering in the Jungle.



 

Many thanks to the ever JOYFUL Denise for devising ABCW and JUST Roger for  all his hard work in the administration of  this site........ Di.


 

Comments

  1. Great choice for J - my children loved these adventures of Mowgli and the jungle.

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  2. I don't think I've ever actually seen that film in its entirety!

    ROG, ABCW

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  3. Sadly I have not read this book. I should try to get my hands on one.

    My ABC WEDNESDAY

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  4. Fun choice for the letter J. I really need to pull that book off our shelf and read it...

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  5. I was fascinated by the Jungle Book when I was a child. Therefore, I shared it with my two girls when they were young too. Blessings!

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  6. I also read the Jungle Book and I loved it, and so did my children.
    Thank you for this delightful post, Di!
    Wil, ABCW

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  7. Wonderful choice...it's been awhile since I've seen the movie♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/jagged-ice/

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  8. I love the Jungle Book story :)
    Have a joyful week!

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  9. My children loved this one so much they watched it every single day for more than a year - every single day till I was driven crazy.

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  10. Hi Hildred, thanks for stopping by,
    my three girls loved the tales of the Jungle Book too.

    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  11. Roger you must get hold of the film and watch it in it's entirety, you'll love it ! Or better still get a copy of the book and read it. Rudyard Kipling is a wonderful writer and a most interesting man,
    One thing I omitted to mention was, that Kipling was the second cousin of my great grandmother.

    Best wishes,
    Di
    ABCW team.

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  13. Photo Cache, thank for stopping by and your comment. You must get hold of a copy of the book or better still sit back and enjoy the most enchanting DVD.

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  14. Ellen B: Thanks for stopping by and your comments. Do read the book and better still get the DVD, it's enchanting !

    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  15. Arnoldo:
    Thanks for stopping by and your comments.
    It is a joy to share our favourite stories with our children and they in turn do like wise, such JOY !

    Blessings to you my friend.
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  16. Hi Wil: Thanks for stopping by and your kind words.
    Jungle Book is such a joy to read, I'm intending to read this again to my grandchildren, next time they visit.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  17. Ii Laurie,
    thanks for dropping by and your comments.
    I play the DVD for my grandchildren and they are quite enchanted with it, as always,

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team,

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  18. Anita: Thanks for stopping by and I'm so pleased you like The Jungle book, it really is a JOY to read.

    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team,

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  19. I too loved the story, my children too and I am sure their children too will love it. :)

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  20. Wonderful! It was always a favorite movie...I have never read the original book (for shame!)

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  21. I read it with my children in the 80s,

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  22. Hi Indrani, thanks for stopping by and commenting, It's amazing how many people have read the books and seen the movie.

    Have a good weekend.

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team

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  23. Rajesh: I'm delighted that you children like Jungle Book, it seems a timeless work.
    My children and grandchildren love it too.


    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  24. Marie, thanks for dropping by and your comments. I'm so pleased that Jungle Book is so popular, universally, as it is such a fine story!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  25. ann nz:
    hello Anne, thanks for dropping by and your comments,
    Have a good weekend,

    Best wishes,
    Di.xx

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  26. Recently I read a mystery called "The Game" by Laurie R. King in which an adult Mowgli features. What even made it more fascinating was that the protagonists were a 60+ Sherlock Homes and his much younger wife.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  27. Hi Su--sieeee.
    Thanks for stopping by...An adult Mowgli? Now that sounds interesting, I shall have to check that out..
    Best wishes,
    Di.


    ABCW team.

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  28. I remember going to see the Jungle Book at the cinema when I was a child.

    Prior to the visit I had read the book, it was given to my by my grandfather.

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  29. Hi Cherie, thanks for stopping by, good to hear from you.
    I read jungle book as a child then when came out at the cinema we went to see it several times, loved it!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  30. read Mowgli and the Jungle book when my oldest child was 5.

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  31. I've never read Jungle Book - except the Disney version!

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  32. Oh I just loved that film as child! And the book too of course. Brilliant x

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