Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rudyard Kipling's "Rikki Tikki Tavi"

Rudyard Kipling is known for his books, short stories, and poems mostly dealing with life in India.  Often animals are main characters in his writings.  One of Kipling's beloved short stories is "Rikki Tikki Tavi".  Rikki Tikki is a mongoose who is very brave and becomes a hero when he stands against a deadly cobra.

Content Advisory:  Because Kipling writes of India, there are often references to the gods and idols worshiped in that country.

Read the short story here:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/236/236-h/236-h.htm#2H_4_0009

Listen To Rikki Tikki Tavi -- This is an excellent reading of the short story.  Perfect for younger children to listen to.

There is also a classic cartoon made from the story.  You can order it from Amazon.com using this link.

1 comments:

Liesl said...

Rudyard Kipling was always one of my favorites. So entertaining...

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