Definition of The Jungle Book from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

The Jungle Book

 
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a collection of short stories for children by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1894 and still popular today. They are about Mowgli, a young boy who grows up in the jungle and is taught how to survive by animals such as Mother Wolf, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther (= a large member of the cat family). The Second Jungle Book followed in 1895. The books have been made into several films, including the Walt Disney musical cartoon in 1967 and a film with Jason Scott Lee in 1994.