Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Jungle Book Now Available in Manx Gaelic

Following on from a recent successful collaboration with Ayrshire based media enterprise company Giglets Limited, Culture Vannin has renewed its partnership with them to produce another Manx Gaelic ebook.

Giglets ayns Gaelg Lioar yn Jungle is a translation of Rudyard Kipling's classic story The Jungle Book, which is readily available to both Manx speakers and learners of all ages.

Featuring full-colour animation, this innovative production is teamed up with a 'read-along' soundtrack, with each sentence highlighted in sync with the audio track, to enhance both the reading and learning experience.

Giglets Limited is known by many as the award-winning company behind the development of SmartReads enhanced ebooks. SmartReads are classic stories by writers such as Shakespeare and Dickens which have been shortened, modernised and animated with a view to creating an interactive learning experience.

The same company also produces ebooks in Scottish Gaidhlig, Irish and Welsh.

Manx Language Development Officer, Adrian Cain, said, "At Culture Vannin we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to develop resources for Manx speakers and learners. Given the success of the first ebook, it's been great to work with Giglets on a second. 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 coming months."


Valerie Caine
© June 2015

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