Here is the thrilling story of Rikki, a fearless young mongoose who finds himself locked in a life and death struggle to protect a boy and his parents from Nag and Nagaina, the two enormous cobras who stalk the gardens outside the family s home in India Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling s timeless masterpiece has been lovingly passed from one generation of readers to the next Triumphantly brought to life in stunning watercolors from Caldecott Honor artist Jerry Pinkney, this is a tale that will win the hearts of young and old alike Well, I can t say how much I actually enjoyed this story but it was well told This is the story of Rikki Tikki Tavi, a brave mongoose who protects an English family in India by waging war with the cobras in the garden The animals in the story are vibrant characters and I like that a few divergent points of view are raised such as, if the mongoose eats cobra eggs, why is it not fair for the cobras to eat bird eggs if a mother bird wants to protect her babies, why shouldn t a mother cobra tr Well, I can t say how much I actually enjoyed this story but it was well told This is the story of Rikki Tikki Tavi, a brave mongoose who protects an English family in India by waging war with the cobras in the garden The animals in the story are vibrant characters and I like that a few divergent points of view are raised such as, if the mongoose eats cobra eggs, why is it not fair for the cobras to eat bird eggs if a mother bird wants to protect her babies, why shouldn t a mother cobra try to protect hers but overall it was just a tad violent for my taste I m not a huge lover of snakes, and have lived with my share of snake danger since we have rattlesnakes in our neighborhood shudder and I know all animals aren t vegetarian, but I still don t really like to read about it Also, while I have enjoyed Pinkney s illustrations in other books, they just didn t really win me over here for some reason Still, I m glad to have met the cunning, brave and loyal Rikki Tikki Tavi This is a longer story that Jerry illustrated beautifully The story, written by Rudyard Kipling, is about a Mongoose name Rikki Tikki Tavi and apparently, mongooses are campion snake killers, so if you live in India, this would be a great animal to have around A Mongoose is washed downstream one day and found by a family where it becomes part of the family There is a family of cobras also living in the yard that have a plan to kill off the people and the Mongoose is there to stop them in thei This is a longer story that Jerry illustrated beautifully The story, written by Rudyard Kipling, is about a Mongoose name Rikki Tikki Tavi and apparently, mongooses are campion snake killers, so if you live in India, this would be a great animal to have around A Mongoose is washed downstream one day and found by a family where it becomes part of the family There is a family of cobras also living in the yard that have a plan to kill off the people and the Mongoose is there to stop them in their tracks The Mongoose is a very interesting animal and this story makes me so curious about it How cool that a specials is designed just to kill deadly snakes That s amazing My parents need one of these down in copperhead territory Why doesn t everyone have one of these in their yard Anyway, it was a good story The nephew was amazed by the animal He kept asking if a mongoose was real and I told him it was a real thing Can they really kill snakes It s looks that way, I said He wants a mongoose now He thinks they are supercool the way they move and wiggle waiting for a snake He gave this 4 stars He got really wiggly during the long story, but he liked it This is a pretty good short story by Rudyard Kipling about a mongoose named Rikki Tikki Tavi who saves his new family from two evil King Cobras I saw the animated film of this a while back and it was a pretty good adaptation of the short story Definitely check this short story out here at this link and enjoy This is one of the breakfast club buddy reads at the Reading for Pleasure book club on goodreads This is a pretty good short story by Rudyard Kipling about a mongoose named Rikki Tikki Tavi who saves his new family from two evil King Cobras I saw the animated film of this a while back and it was a pretty good adaptation of the short story Definitely check this short story out here at this link and enjoy This is one of the breakfast club buddy reads at the Reading for Pleasure book club on goodreads Is it weird that I want an alternate retelling from the snakes POV