Teaser Tuesdays: The Jungle Book

My friend over at Cinema Parrot introduced me to a new series that seemed like a fun idea, so I thought I would give it a try this week and give you a peak into what I am reading.  He is reading The Book Thief which you all know is my favorite book!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

jungle book book

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

For mine I am listening to it in audiobook so I don’t have the page number but have the timecode.


Here’s my teaser from 1:43 of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:

“She gave him a long drink of milk and some bread and then she laid her hand on his head and looked into his eyes. For she thought he might be her real son brought back from the jungle where the tiger had taken him.”

I’m really enjoying reading The Jungle Book.  It’s obviously nothing like the Disney version but it’s still great.  It’s darker than I was expecting but I really like all of the characters and finding it very unpredictable.

It would be really fun if you guys shared your sentences from what you are reading!  Participate on your blogs for Teaser Tuesdays or just put in the comment section.


9 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays: The Jungle Book

  1. This is a very touching passage, when you consider that a mere ten years after Kipling wrote it, his son, who had just turned 18, died in combat on the Western Front, and his grave was never found.

      1. Kipling is the author who first inspired me to become a writer, when I was about five years old. This decision was based on having had the original Jungle Book stories read to me (many years before Disney mangled them on celluloid).

        1. Ha I love the Disney but I can see your feelings because it really has no relation to the novel aside from names. I’m really enjoying The Jungle Book. It’s darker and sadder than I expected but also very heart felt.

        2. The fear that one’s child may someday disappear into the jungle, never to return, is the bane of parenthood.

          This just goes to show that stories whose protagonists are minors may be attractive to youngsters, but they are not always written to be juvenile fiction.

  2. Oh – you’ve joined in! Cool! I’m just finally catching up on blog comments now. 🙂 I love Disney’s The Jungle Book (and it’s one of the very best for Disney songs). It’s not a book I ever thought of reading but know it would of course be very different from the Disneyfied version. It’s a classic, though – I really should check it out someday. I’m not great about reading classics! Oh, and I don’t make it obvious with my unisex username but I’m a she. Lol! Everyone thinks I’m a he. I should try to be more girly. 😉

    1. Oh no. My apologies. I dont know why I thought that. Jungle Book is a lot grittier than the Disney version but I’d say it’s a pretty approachable classic. I should finish this weekend. This series is going to be good to keep me reading each week

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