Kari, the loyal elephant, Kopee, the monkey known for making
bad decisions, and their nine-year-old master head right into
the middle of the jungle on an adventurous journey. Vivid
episodes of encounters with a venomous snake, a herd of
untamed elephants and forest fires, make Kari the Elephant an
unusual tale of three friends growing up together.
The endearing elephant reappears in Hari the Jungle Lad,
which traces a young boy’s life after a flood washes away his
home, leaving him to survive in the jungle. His thrill-a-minute
life in the forest, complete with face-offs with deadly carnivores
and friendly monkeys, and finally his search for the marked
elephant who proves to be a saviour, unfold in a gripping story.
This special edition brings together two classic stories – Kari the
Elephant and Hari the Jungle Lad – by Dhan Gopal Mukerji, the
only Indian to have won the John Newbery Medal. Describing
animal life with nail-biting realism, Dhan Gopal Mukerji’s
stories take you to a place where the feral meets the tame, man
meets nature, and all that matters is the law of the jungle!