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Rikki Tikki Tavi
     

Rikki Tikki Tavi

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by Rudyard Kipling
 

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This is the story of the great war that Rikki-tikki-tavi fought single-handed, through the bath-rooms of the big bungalow in Segowlee cantonment. Darzee, the Tailorbird, helped him, and Chuchundra, the musk-rat, who never comes out into the middle of the floor, but always creeps round by the wall, gave him advice, but Rikki-tikki did the real fighting.
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This is the story of the great war that Rikki-tikki-tavi fought single-handed, through the bath-rooms of the big bungalow in Segowlee cantonment. Darzee, the Tailorbird, helped him, and Chuchundra, the musk-rat, who never comes out into the middle of the floor, but always creeps round by the wall, gave him advice, but Rikki-tikki did the real fighting.
He was a mongoose, rather like a little cat in his fur and his tail, but quite like a weasel in his head and his habits. His eyes and the end of his restless nose were pink. He could scratch himself anywhere he pleased with any leg, front or back, that he chose to use. He could fluff up his tail till it looked like a bottle brush, and his war cry as he scuttled through the long grass was: "Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk!"
One day, a high summer flood washed him out of the burrow where he lived with his father and mother, and carried him, kicking and clucking, down a roadside ditch. He found a little wisp of grass floating there, and clung to it till he lost his senses. When he revived, he was lying in the hot sun on the middle of a garden path, very draggled indeed, and a small boy was saying, "Here's a dead mongoose. Let's have a funeral."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149228768
Publisher:
Starling and Black
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
16 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His fiction works include The Jungle Book — a classic of children’s literature — and the rousing adventure novel Kim, as well as books of poems, short stories, and essays. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year ago
Of course it's Alexx, Shadow! She got locked out of our normal place, so she's hoping Vi will approve moving the RP here.
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year ago
Does any body be on during 4:00 - 6:00 eastren time or any other timevthat equals to that. If so please say your codename and what times you can get on to talk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*pads in* is this bloodclan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shes not there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yo dudes wats kickin?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im have troublle with my gf i need help please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She padded in. "May I join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hat that lag. l somehow think that b&n does it on porpous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Hi hullo i'd like to join... and I haz a question. Is Horseclan still around as well?)~Tawny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Pads in as well*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Burps.