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The Essential Collection for Young Readers

by Ruskin Bond

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3700-5
  2. Pages: 192 pages
  3. Date: June 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Ruskin Bond has been writing stories for children for over six decades now, delighting and enchanting each new generation of readers with his heart-warming tales of friendship, love and coming-of-age. Curated in this essential collection are some of his best-loved stories, designed to introduce the young reader to Ruskin’s cast of beloved characters—from the irrepressible Rusty, with his constant thirst for adventure, to his Grandfather, with his overflowing kindness towards all creatures great and small; from the resolute Bina, who braves a leopard to walk to school, to Suraj and Sunder Singh, who become unlikely friends.

Including classic tales such as ‘The Girl on the Train’, ‘Coming Home to Dehra’, ‘The Room of Many Colours’ and ‘The Blue Umbrella’; in turns funny, touching, whimsical and nostalgic, this collection is a must-read for children
and adults alike

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years, and has now over 120 titles in print—novels, collections of stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys award in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri (1999), the Padma Bhushan (2014) and two awards from the Sahitya Akademi—one for his short stories and another for his writings for children. In 2012, the Delhi government gave him its Lifetime Achievement award.

Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family.