I wrote “Jerboa” while collaborating with John Miller on a teaching unit for his 7th graders. It reminded editor Beryl Belsky of a Kipling tale and she now has it up on her Writer’s Drawer site. I’ve included links to both the story and the lesson plans. I do hope students will have fun with it!
Jeboa’s Beautiful Tail: http://www.thewritersdrawer.net/jerboa-beautiful-tail.html