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Kids' book of the month

Spirit of the Jungle

Our pick for October is a heart-stopping contemporary adventure inspired by Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, from real-life adventurer Bear Grylls. Spirit of the Jungle contains all of the excitement, danger and beloved characters from the classic story, but with a modern setting and a thrilling twist.

After being washed away down the Wainganga River during a flash flood, teen hero Mak wakes up alone in the Indian jungle. The jungle is full of danger - poisonous snakes, cunning monkeys and desperate poachers - and every step Mak takes might be his last. He finds help and friendship from other jungle creatures, but he will need his skill and luck to make his way back home.

Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained from an early age in martial arts and taught to climb and sail by his father, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS, before becoming one of the youngest ever climbers of Mount Everest. Since then he has gone on to host many extreme adventure TV shows. He is also a family man and a bestselling author, with 22 books to his name.

2016 marks 150 years since Rudyard Kipling's birth. As author of The Jungle Book and Just So Stories, Kipling created some of the world's most beloved and recognisable characters and is cherished across the globe.

Spirit of the Jungle is published by Macmillan Children's Books and is available online and from all good booksellers. And we have 50 copies to give away! See below to enter our draw.


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