The Whistling Schoolboy and Other Stories of School Life

by Ruskin Bond

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 150
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3579-7
  2. Pages: 142 pages
  3. Date: February 2015


Here is a collection of stories about school life that will appeal to every kind of school-goer. These are incidents from the author’s own life, when he was a shy, quiet boy in boarding school, who chose the library over the football field, and was known as the best cook among the Boy Scouts.

Read about beloved and eccentric characters like the strict Mr Oliver, Miss Babcock, the school nurse, and the Principal who once went missing. Get the shivers at the strange and wonderful happenings at school, from the lady in white roaming the school grounds to the ghost who turned up in a bed at the dormitory!

Hilarious and heart-warming, this collection brings together well-loved Ruskin Bond classics as well as brand new stories and is for every reader who has enjoyed going to school or is in school right now.


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.

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