The stunning thing about this work is Kiplings diverse research into the area. The real existence however, of children raised by wolves in Imperialist Indian Jungle, was a sinister one, which makes this book so much more fantasticly fictional. Although it is a westernised view of life, and, in fact, alot of his subjects he standerdised, are in fact Indian taboos, "laws of the jungle" etc. The book is vivid and emotive and if writen for an older audience, could be a wonderful exploration into the fundimentals of human psychlogy. This is a book that can be shared by all and it is wonderful that is recoginzed the world over.