Bookset - 09&Up – Conflicts & Crises

Included Books

  • Henry Reed’s Baby-Sitting Service
  • Dar and the Spear-Thrower
  • Rikki Tikki Tavi

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Dar’s father, leader of a prehistoric tribe, scorns his son’s interests and desires. Dar has seen a new technology that will improve their hunting success.  But what sort of man sits and quietly carves the necessary wood with a flint knife? —the man who sees the long term value of a special preparation.  Dar sets out to find and adopt that technology, knowing that on returning home he will be that sort of man, and will not be well received.

The great cobras have decided —kill them all!  Rikki Tikki overhears.  The stakes rocket upward when the  friendly little boy, who had saved his life, becomes their first target.

Less dramatic, but more humorous, are the situations Henry must resolve as a babysitter.  Crisis after crisis disrupts what should be an unadventurous way of earning pocket money.  Yet Henry, too, is quick witted and determined to do right.


Review of Books


score

84

Henry Reed’s Baby-Sitting Service

Henry juggles the problems of baby-sitting.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Henry anticipates trouble in his jobs as a baby sitter, and comes up with honest, thoughtful solutions for unexpected events and mistakes.

score

96

Dar and the Spear-Thrower

Cave Boy matures & learns mutual trade to mutual benefit.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A 13 year old Cro-Magnon boy learns that genuine manhood is not found through initiation rites, but through his heroic quest to acquire a spear-thrower.

score

92

Rikki Tikki Tavi

A rescued pet mongoose saves his human family from cobras.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A mongoose battles two devious and deadly Cobras, that are bent on destroying a human family that had saved him from drowning.