Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Summary

This is the story of a boy and his weasel, a bird and a snake, India and the British Empire.  Rudyard Kipling's dramatic tale, here excerpted from the greater volume of The Jungle Book, is the story of the loyal mongoose, Rikk-Tikki-Tavi, and the lengths to which he must go to protect his adoptive human family.

Book Reviews


Loved it!5 star

Read this story to my young nephews who loved it and kept their attention to the very end. A classic to be read over and over.55

Tops Machine

Great short story.5 star

Such a great story. Full of excitement. With life lessons thrown in for good measure.55


LOVE!!!5 star

I watched this movie/cartoon every year as a child, and finding the book made my heart skip a beat! It’s absolutely my favorite book. It broke my heart when they were no longer showing the movie on the regular network tv stations (that’s when you knew that the holidays were coming!!!) And the book had been out of print for many years, so I was never really able to share it with my children. But now I’m able to share this wonderful classic with my grandchildren!!! (And even with my grown children too. 😊)55

lady bird 10

Good reads5 star

Good reads55

Mick Mathews

Rikki Tikki Tavi5 star

Just one of life’s lessons! For snakes as well. :-/55


Wonderful5 star

This is just a great book, very entertaining for pre/teens!55


Great trip down memory lane!5 star

The animated movie was one of my favorites as a child. The story is a great narrative on the beautiful balance in nature.55

J. Griffin

Rikki Tikki Tav5 star

I remember my teacher reading this story to our class 50 years ago what a great story then, and it's still a great story now!! I'm 56 Years Young and I enjoyed reading it again tonight 05-04-2017.55


This is why it's a classic5 star

Just finished this classic. When people say there bored with reading. Try re reading a classic. Your will discover a whole new book. Enjoy, we did55


Ricki tiki tavi5 star

Enjoyed this story as a child and now sharing with my grandchild. Beautiful writing. Great beginning intro to the beauty that is Rudyard Kiplings writing55

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