Book Review · NetGalley

The Jungle Book (Manga Classics) by Rudyard Kipling, Crystal S. Chan


Genre: Manga
Publication Date: April 3, 2017
Rating: 3-star-review out of 5

This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley.


In the Manga adaptation of The Jungle Book, a series of stories about Mowgli. a young boy raised in the jungle, and a number of animals is shared.




This was my first Manga, and I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of this style of reading. I found the pictures distracting, the different-sized fonts unappealing, and some of the sketches were a bit too dramatic. This might be my last graphic novel, but that’s not to say others wouldn’t enjoy the book. 

For one who hasn’t read the original The Jungle Book, I was a bit shocked that a good portion of the book did not focus on Mowgli, but on other animals. I wasn’t a big fan of this, but that was probably because my expectations were set a certain level and I was disappointed.

Overall, there’s really not much to say, except that I wasn’t a fan of this read. However, it was more of the style than anything else, and I feel fans of Manga and/or comic books would enjoy this.

Maybe. To those who enjoy Manga and/or comics and the original The Jungle Book.

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