Tarzan of the Apes is Edgar Rice Burroughs' hugely popular 1914 book that spawned two dozen sequels. A child of a white couple who are killed by an ape in the jungles of Africa, Tarzan is raised by a she-ape as her own. Eventually Tarzan finds his parents' cabin and figures out why he's different from the apes from looking through their books, and eventually teaches himself to read. The adventure kicks into high gear when a band of African hunters move in and kill Tarzan's ape mother.
Tarzan of the Apes is the original and probably the best. "Tarzan Begins" could be a modern title. Get all the back story and watch Tarzan become the hunky, vine-swingin' jungle man who's inspired nearly a century's worth of kids to be just like the King of the Apes.