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by Rudyard Kipling

1902

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Elephant's Child" by Rudyard Kipling.

Written by English author Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), this fable tells the mythical tale of how elephants developed long trunks.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How can fear be used to manipulate?" and "Why do people succeed?"

Ways to support your child: