This collection of fables is set in India and features talking animals, both wise and cruel, to teach about the human world. Several of the stories include Mowgli, the "man-cub" left in the jungle and raised by wolves. Mowgli's adventures with Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther illustrate the value of friendship and following rules. This collection also contains "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," the story of a loyal mongoose that saves his human companions, and "Toomai of the Elephants," where Little Toomai is shown a secret by the elephants that no other human has seen. English author Rudyard Kipling first published The Jungle Book in 1894. This version comes from a 1910 edition, featuring illustrations by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling.