A version of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book has been made in the Manx language and is now available as an animated ebook.
The ‘Giglets ayns Gaelg Lioar yn Jungle’ features a read-along soundtrack with each sentence highlighting in time with the audio track to enhance the reading and learning experience.
The ebook also features full-colour animations to bring the classic story to life.
This ebook, the translation for which has been supported by Culture Vannin, is available via iTunes.
Manx language development officer for Culture Vannin Adrian Cain said: ‘At Culture Vannin we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to develop resources for Manx speakers and learners and following the success of the first ebook it’s been great to work on a second.
‘Given the Island of Culture celebrations this year it’s an appropriate time to bring out a Manx version of such a classic publication and we hope to produce some more exciting material in Manx over the next few months.’
Giglets Limited, a start-up media enterprise based in Ayrshire, published the book. It is the award-winning company behind the development of SmartReads enhanced ebooks. SmartReads are classic stories by writers like Shakespeare and Dickens that have been shortened, modernised and animated to create interactive learning experiences. Giglets also develops ebooks in Scottish Gaidhlig, Irish and Welsh.