Kim is called "little friend of all
the world". What in his circumstances
enables him to play this role? What in his
2. We see Kim serving two very
different masters: Mahbub Ali, the
horse-trader and spy, and the unworldly
lama. Which do you find more interesting.
Which do you think will have more influence
on Kim's future (don't answer if you've
read the book)? What attracts Kim to each,
and each to Kim?
3. The descriptions of
in this section are very vivid. Which scene
made the biggest impression on you?
4. There are very few women in Kim's world.
What do the few women we see tell us about
Kipling's idea of the role of women in
5. If you have read some background
material, what is the battle for which 8000
British soldiers will be needed?
6. Why do you think this book is so
fascinating for children?