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Publisher Comments:

"Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk!"

A classic story from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, adapted and illustrated by award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney, this is the tale of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a fearless young mongoose.

Soon after a flood washes Rikki into the garden of an English family, he comes face-to-face with Nag and Nagaina, two giant cobras. The snakes are willing to attack Rikki, and even the human family who lives there, to claim the garden and house for themselves. But they do not count on the heart and pride of the brave little mongoose.

Review:

"With this newly illustrated edition of the treasured classic — written in the 1890s as part of the Jungle Books — readers can once again be captivated by the tale of a mongoose who is taken in by a family of British colonials living in India. Although a few Victorianisms in the text will need to be explained to young readers, the story has held up remarkably well over a century's time. Rikki's fight to defend his family from the menacing cobras Nag and Nagaina remains as suspenseful and emotive as ever. The creatures of the Indian garden come truly alive in Kipling's expert prose — the birds sing out messages of joy and warning; the cobra rears and spreads his sinister hood; the brave mongoose leaps and springs, victorious at last. In Davis's (The Jolly Mon; Trouble Dolls) acrylic paintings, dominated by the greens of the garden and the browns of the earth, readers can clearly see the nut-colored mongoose, his adoptive family in their period dress and the slithering snakes. However, the artist's style and chosen medium produce a somewhat flat, torpid appearance. Razor-sharp writing with rather dull artistic accompaniment. Ages 6-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Kipling's timeless tale of a young mongoose who becomes part of an English family's home in India is adapted and illustrated by beloved award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney. Full color.

Synopsis:

Kipling's timeless tale of a young mongoose who becomes part of an English family's home in India is adapted and illustrated by beloved award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney. Full color.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling(1865-1936), recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, was an English novelist, short-story writer, and poet. His sweeping tales of adventure, including Kim, Captains Courageous, and The jungle Book, won him wide popularity during his lifetime and have been beloved by generations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060587857
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
by Rudyard Kipling
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20040511
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 9.25 in 8 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 48 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060587857 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With this newly illustrated edition of the treasured classic — written in the 1890s as part of the Jungle Books — readers can once again be captivated by the tale of a mongoose who is taken in by a family of British colonials living in India. Although a few Victorianisms in the text will need to be explained to young readers, the story has held up remarkably well over a century's time. Rikki's fight to defend his family from the menacing cobras Nag and Nagaina remains as suspenseful and emotive as ever. The creatures of the Indian garden come truly alive in Kipling's expert prose — the birds sing out messages of joy and warning; the cobra rears and spreads his sinister hood; the brave mongoose leaps and springs, victorious at last. In Davis's (The Jolly Mon; Trouble Dolls) acrylic paintings, dominated by the greens of the garden and the browns of the earth, readers can clearly see the nut-colored mongoose, his adoptive family in their period dress and the slithering snakes. However, the artist's style and chosen medium produce a somewhat flat, torpid appearance. Razor-sharp writing with rather dull artistic accompaniment. Ages 6-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Kipling's timeless tale of a young mongoose who becomes part of an English family's home in India is adapted and illustrated by beloved award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Kipling's timeless tale of a young mongoose who becomes part of an English family's home in India is adapted and illustrated by beloved award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney. Full color.

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