The Jungle Book is actually a collection of seven short stories. Kipling creates a magical world in which animals talk and reason. In "Mowgli's Brothers," he tells the tale of a young human baby, Mowgli, found in the wilderness by a family of wolves and raised as one of their own. "Kaa's Hunting" follows Mowgli as he grows and learns the lessons of the jungle, sometimes the hard way. In "Tiger, Tiger," Kipling continues the story of Mowgli as he grows up and is cast out of the wolf pack by jealous and competitive rivals. He tries to make a life with the human villagers, but his new life is wrought with problems.