The Jungle Book | Study Guide

Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling

Year Published



Children's Literature


Adventure, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Jungle Book is narrated from a first-person point of view. The narrator remains behind the scenes and provides only brief glimpses of his identity. Because he admits to understanding the talk of animals, the narrator may be Mowgli, an Indian boy raised in the jungle, or Kipling, the author.


The Jungle Book is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The Jungle Book takes its title from the setting in which the Mowgli stories occur—in the hills and forests of the "Seeonee" jungle (Seoni, in the Central Provinces, now the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh). However, the firsthand knowledge Kipling had of the region came from his explorations of Aravulli (now Aravalli) in Rajputana (now Rajasthan).


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