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The Elephant’s Child by Rudyard Kipling Free Work Page

The-Elephants-Child-childrens-book-KiplingThe Elephant’s Child

by Rudyard Kipling

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.

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!

My FREE PDF:  Elephant’s Child work page and answer key PDF


Students will mine the text for correct answers, although teachers may allow answers to vary (if synonyms or correct from reading). These work pages are good partner reading activities where two children work together and turn in a single paper. They are also good for the gifted children in class who are independently reading and working alone and require some extra challenge. They would be good to send home for summer enrichment when parents are interested in providing educational work prior to the return to school in the fall.

Happy reading, Carolyn

The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling Free Work Page