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4.6 out of 5 stars 102 customer reviews

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Length: 73 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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About the Author

Joseph Rudyard Kipling; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936, was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), Just So Stories (1902), Kim (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 156 KB
  • Print Length: 73 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gere Donovan Press; 1.3 edition (1 Jan. 1894)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C43I68
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 102 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,427 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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my happiest memories are times spent with my grandparents. one set taught me to cook & the other fueled my love of literature by reading the likes of Twain, Blyton, Tarka the Otter to name a few, but one of my faves was the endearing tale of a boy & his mongoose. the ultimate story of good vs evil and good triumphs. I never tire of this story.
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This classic tale, featured originally in The Jungle Book, tells of the brave battle of Rikki-Tikki the mongoose against the deadly cobras, Nag and Nagaina. Rikki-Tikki is swept away from his family by a flood and finds himself a most welcome guest of a human family.

I remember reading this once in school, though I can't remember exactly when, and I was happy to come across it for free on Amazon. It's actually quite an exciting tale, though perhaps a little scary. The snakes, Nag and Nagaina, are sinister and plot the death of the entire family in the big house, hoping that Rikki-Tikki would then move on. But luckily their plot is discovered, and the mongoose defends his adoptive family with every fiber of his being.

The characters are varied and are each entertaining in their own right. I love the idiotic Tailorbird, Danzee. He weeps, sings, and celebrates in turn, without any regard to consequence, mostly because of his short attention span. The little fearful musk-rat, who runs along the walls, but never to the center of the room, is also amusing. His role as informant is important to winning the battle, but mostly because he's afraid he'll be mistaken for the mongoose.

But mostly, I love Rikki-Tikki himself. Too curious to be afraid and fiercely protective of the young family and the creatures of the yard, he is an admirable hero. Brave and funny, and believable, too. When he's not busy saving the day, he scampers around on the breakfast table, perches on the little boy's shoulder, and otherwise endears himself to both the family and the reader.

I also like the poem at the beginning and Danzee's song at the end, cut short because Danzee himself was interupted in the singing by Rikki-Tikki.

Overall, a short, but powerful story of triumph, bravery, and danger. I recommend this one to anyone who likes rooting for the underdog and those who enjoy animal characters.
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My own fault for making a too quick purchase. This is not really what I was looking for. I was going to give this as a present, but couldn't as the quality wasn't good enough. More like a pamphlet than a book.
Very home made looking.
Disappointing.
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Rudyard Kipling may not be everyone's cup of tea but this delightful story should appeal to all ages - I have used it with junior children and with undergraduates to convey a sense of the British in India .
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RICKY TIKKI TAVI I read this book in school at it took me well back to my literature lessons I was lost in a time warp , can't wait to read it to my grand-daughters
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I would 100% recommend this book.
I first read it almost 15 years ago while I was traveling through India with my family.
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I love this book,my parents actually name'd me after the main character.can't wait to read it to my grandchildren.thank you.
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This is a favourite story from childhood. It was read by the teacher at the end of the school day when I was about eight. The story of brave Rikki Tikki the mongoose who fought the cobras to protect the family who adopted him. When the film of The Jungle Book came out I was so disappointed because I was waiting for Rikki Tikki. When I found out it was on free download I just had to get it. It will stay on my kindle forever!
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