The Law of the Jungle

The true story of Bagheera.

Panthers are made of shadows.
Bagheera’s roar is lost in the fairy tale, the footprint of his paw disappears among the leaves, and silence becomes absolute among the trees, the wind and the great river.

  • Before Mowgli arrived in the Jungle, another cub lived an extraordinary adventure.

  • The origin story of Mowgli’s Bagheera, from long before The Jungle Book was even a figment of Rudyard Kipling’s imagination! As for the jungle, it has always been there.

GENRE Adventure
FIRST PUBLISHER Piemme (Italy), 2016
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Mexico (Universo de Libros)


Davide is not only a sci-fi and children’s author, but also a journalist and videogame translator. In 2018, Red Stars, one of his internationally successful books, won In Other Words – BookTrust’s Book in Translation Award in London. In 2017, he won the Italian Andersen Award with The Pocket Watch Gang, the adventure he dreams of having lived as a child. Then, in 2018, he was a finalist at Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany. In 2019, he won the Prix des Bouquineurs en Seine in France and the Vlag and Wimpel in the Netherlands.