The Jungle Book is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Three of them have to do with a boy who is protected from a tiger by a mother wolf. She names him Mowgli, and it is his stories that most people think of when they think of The Jungle Book. The first story concerns Mowgli's life among the wolves, the second is an adventure he has with Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Black Panther among the monkeys, and the third tells of how he gets his revenge upon Shere Khan, the tiger who tried to kill him as a baby.
There are four other stories in the book. They are “The White Seal,” “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” “Toomai of the Elephants,” and “Servants of the Queen.” These stories each have their own plot with characters that are specific to that story. “The White Seal,” for example, follows the journey of a baby seal named Kotick and his search for a beach where seals will not be hunted.
The plot of The Jungle Book is complex, because it is really seven plots in one volume.