Kaa, pronounced Kar, is the snake's name in "The Jungle Book." He is a python. Kipling based this name on the hissing sound snakes make with an open mouth.
Kaa's name is not the only one with an unexpected pronunciation; the Mow in Mowgli rhymes with cow. While Kipling made up Kaa and Mowgli, he took other names from Hindustani origins. Baloo, pronounced Bar-loo, is Hindustani for bear, and Bagheera, pronounced Bug-eer-a, is Hindustani for panther or leopard.
Kaa, Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera all appear in both Kipling's books and Disney's animated film, though their personalities differ between the two.Learn More
The orangutan in the Disney film "The Jungle Book" is named King Louie. This character does not appear in the original stories written by Rudyard Kipling.Full Answer >
In Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book," the name of the panther is Bagheera. This character takes pity on the child Mowgli when Mother Wolf and Father Wolf of the Seeonee wolf pack are fighting to keep him, so Bagheera offers to sponsor Mowgli.Full Answer >
The theme of “The Jungle Book” covers the important relationships in a human’s life and the relationship that everyone has with nature. “The Jungle Book” also covers qualities such as loyalty, courage, tradition, honor, persistence and integrity.Full Answer >
There have been a number of books whose plot involves children getting sucked into a video game. The following novels all rely on this story line: "Demons Don’t Dream" by Piers Anthony, "The Glitch" by Ronald Kidd and "Only You Can Save Mankind" by Terry Pratchett.Full Answer >