I’ve read most of the other Manga classics, and they were always nice, so even though I had only seen the Disney movie with the same name, I wanted to read this version of the Jungle book.
I had some problems at first to get into the short story collection, probably since I was unaware that the original stories were quite different from the movie, and did not seem to follow in a chronological order. One of the stories even takes place in icy seas so I didn’t associate that with jungle either. But once I settled for this I was glad for it. The way some of the original prose was kept in the manga was great.
Also, most importantly, it made me curious towards The Jungle Book, even though I previously read some of Rudyard Kipling’s work in a Little Black Classic and was slightly disappointed with it.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!