Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

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by Rudyard Kipling
     
 

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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a short story in The Jungle Book (1894) by Rudyard Kipling about the adventures of a valiant young mongoose.
An English family who has moved to a bungalow in the jungles of Segowlee cantonment in Bihar State, India - discovers a young mongoose half drowned from a storm. They revive it and decide to keep it as a pet. The young mongoose, named…  See more details below

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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a short story in The Jungle Book (1894) by Rudyard Kipling about the adventures of a valiant young mongoose.
An English family who has moved to a bungalow in the jungles of Segowlee cantonment in Bihar State, India - discovers a young mongoose half drowned from a storm. They revive it and decide to keep it as a pet. The young mongoose, named Rikki Tikki by its new owner, soon finds himself confronted by two dangerous, murderous cobras, Nag (the word is Hindi for "cobra") and his even more dangerous wife Nagaina, who had the run of the garden while the house was unoccupied. After that first encounter with the cobras, Rikki's first true battle is with Karait, a dust brown snakeling who threatens the young boy Teddy. Although the snake, because of its deadly venom and small size, is an even more dangerous foe than a cobra, the mongoose kills him. The grateful family pet and praise "our mongoose".

This amazing book includes twenty gorgeously illustrated pages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012489258
Publisher:
XiMAD, Inc.
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
495,563
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
WI-mom4 More than 1 year ago
My pre-school boys have developed an interest in snakes, reptiles, lizards (animals in general are interesting). I thought they would enjoy this story. They were so excited when they saw the book and wanted to read it immediately. It has become a favorite to read before bed. After reading the book, playing Rikki-Tikki is also a new fun pretend game. The book has led to discussions about what snakes eat and about venomous/non-venomous snakes and about geography and where snakes live around the world. The story is simple enough for my younger boys to understand but not so mundanely simple that mom and dad inwardly groan when the children bring us this story to read (again!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 8-year-old daughter. It is an excellent book with a lot of pictures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved rikki he was an extrordinary mongoose and an extrordinary friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book as a child, and I am buying it now for my children. I used to read this book constantly, until it fell apart. It is a great story, and it has a lot of lessons for impressionable little ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the story Rikki-Tikki-tavi is something everyone should have to read it. Its about a mongoose that gets hurt in the woods and this boy finds him hurt just laying there with no movement and the boy comes and gets the mongoose and nurse it back to health and then two snacks come and try to kill the three people in the house so they can lay there eggs there. Description and summary of main points The mongoose gets hurt and a family takes him in. What happens next ? Evaluation I am going to evaluate the bird and Riki-Tiki. The bird was cool because he warned Rikki-Tikki, the mongoose, and they fought about it. And the family was safe from harm Conclusion I think is a good book because it is full of action Your final review It is great pick one up today?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the app creates warm and soft atmosphere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thumbs up for this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Rikki.....he is awesome! I want to be a mongoose just like him when I grow up....he is my ultimate hero
Anonymous 6 months ago
She padded in, curiosity shining in her green eyes. "Long time," she whispered, her face suddenly downcast. "Maybe too long of a time?" <p> I spent, like, two hours searching for you guys! Who knew that BloodClan even existed. I've missed ya'll, and I'm only on for dis weekend. <p> -_- <p> I'm thinking about changing Pika's name to something a little more current. (I've had it for what, 3, 4 years now?) Tell me what you guys think. <p> Haaaaaai Swift! <p> Love, your only Pikapower &infin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having to read this story (from a seventh grade textbook) and watching a short twenty minute video- this is amazing. I thought it would be stupid or a letdiwn. But it wasn't.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story. Was a little gaurded when it came to the snakes and the eggs. But my daughter liked the story and was eager to see the pictures.
Anonymous 13 days ago
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Anonymous 13 days ago
Her silent padding distirbed a sleeping cat at the edge of the camp. "I have been looking for you," said the she-cat. The moonlight cast a silver glow around her sleek, pale gray body; her ice blue eyes show in the night. "Is this not the infamous BloodClan?" She asked. She waited for the other cat to reply. He opened his mouth in reply...
Anonymous 16 days ago
A night black shecat pads in lashing her tail. Her belly is swollen. Can I join your clan? I need somewhere to have my kits.
Anonymous 17 days ago
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Anonymous 18 days ago
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Anonymous 19 days ago
Walks inside looking for a familiar face...
Anonymous 25 days ago
Shes not there
Anonymous 27 days ago
Yo dudes wats kickin?
Anonymous 30 days ago
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Anonymous 3 months ago
She padded in. "May I join?"
Anonymous 3 months ago
I hat that lag. l somehow think that b&n does it on porpous.
Anonymous 3 months ago
(Hi hullo i'd like to join... and I haz a question. Is Horseclan still around as well?)~Tawny
Anonymous 3 months ago
*Pads in as well*