On August 25, at noon, the WMCC Book Discussion group will meet in the Library to discuss the short stories that comprise Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
Kipling was heavily influenced by British India, the country of his birth and where he had spent many of his formative years. After living in England, he and his new family settled in Vermont, where, in 1894, he began to write stories about an Indian boy, Mowgli, and his animal friends who inhabit the jungles of India. These stories became two volumes of The Jungle Books.
The Jungle Books' rich characters and settings have inspired films, television series, animated productions, radio shows, comic books, and have been adapted for the theater.