The Jungle Book was written by Rudyard Kipling. It is a collection of short stories. Rudyard Kipling was born in India. He left India at 6 to go to school in England. Then, he came back to write as a journalist.
The setting is in wild India. The main characters in the stories about Mowgli are: Shere Khan, Mowgli, Akela, Bagheera, and Baloo. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi's main characters are: Nag, Nagaina and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. The main characters in Toomai Of The Elephants are: Little Toomai, Big Toomai, and Kala Nag. My favourite story is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is my favourite because it is a you-just-have-to-know-what-is-going-to-happen book. The stories in The Jungle Book are Mowgli's Brothers, Kaa's Hunting, Tiger-Tiger!, The White Seal, Toomai Of The Elephants, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, and Her Majesty's Servants. Mowgli's Brothers, Kaa's Hunting, and Tiger-Tiger! are about Mowgli when he is a boy. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is about a mongoose who gets lost. Toomai Of The Elephants is about a boy who works with elephants.
I really like The Jungle Book. My least favourites are Toomai Of The Elephants and Her Majesty's Servants because they are really boring. I think you should read The Jungle Book. If you like his stories, then you might want to try some of his other books. Just So Stories is another good book by Rudyard Kipling.