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Rikki-tikki-tavi Part One

This fabulous story from the Jungle Book is about a mongoose who is adopted by an English family in India. He resolutely defends the boy Teddy from the deadly cobra, Nag, and his wicked wife Nagaina.

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The Elephant’s Child

The Elephant’s Child from the Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling tells the story of how the elephant got its trunk. Set on he banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River in Africa.

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Rikki-tikki-tavi Part Two

The plucky Indian Mongoose defends an English family from the evil cobras, Nag and Nagaina. The climax on the veranda where Nagaina confronts the family at breakfast is one of the most thrilling in children’s literature.

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How The Whale Got His Throat

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Story explains why whales can only eat the very smallest of things.

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The Cat that Walked by Himself

Kipling’s story, set when people still lived in caves: a clever woman makes a bargain with a clever cat – who will win out? Why cats are so independent and drink bowls of milk, while other animals earn their place by the fire.

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The White Seal Part One

A white seal his horrified to learn that seals are hunted and killed by humans for their skins. He is determined to find a place where seals can live without fear of being hunted.

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The White Seal Part Two

The second and final part of Kipling’s story from the Jungle Book. The White Seal has gone in search of the Sea Cow who can tell him of a land never visited by humans.

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How the Camel got his Hump

Kipling’s Tale from when the world was very new tells how the Camel turned his “humph” into a “hump”.

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How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin

A Just So Story by Kipling. Why is the Rhinoceros so wrinkly and so grumpy?

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How the Leopard Got His Spots

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A just so story by Rudyard Kipling, read by Natasha, tells how the Leopard got his spots

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