The Elephant’s Child
by Rudyard Kipling
Free online story: http://www.online-literature.com/poe/165/ (wait a minute and the full story will appear)
The version of The Elephant’s Child by Rudyard Kipling that I read was the NOOK version, for free. There are many versions of this story and several versions are available free online. It is possible to download the Nook software for computer or iPad and see the book, and even project that onto a screen or SMART board for a class to see. Look around on the Barnes and Noble site for the FREE downloads, if interested. The book also has audio which may be selected “read to me” or not, “read to myself.”
The Elephant’s Child is the story of how elephants used to have short noses and how the curiosity of one little elephant changed that forever. My work pages accompany the Nook free version, but also would probably work for other available versions.
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865, and the link of his name will take you to a map of Kipling’s India. According to Wikipedia, “Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is a 1994 Disney film based on the Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and is a live-action remake of the 1967 animated film of the same name.” You have probably heard of the movie! Rudyard Kipling is considered to be an author of classic children’s literature. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. His stories as just as good today! It is a little odd and actually quite fun to be able to read one of his stories on a Nook, if you think about it.