Children love tales and like to hear something that is interesting and fun. Ruskin Bond is always keeps kids thrilled with his stories. Not only for kids, Ruskin's stories are a retreat for adults when they are bored of usual chores.
Great Stories For Children features a lot of different tales, which include everything such nature, pets, animal stories such as leopards, bears, and also exciting ghost stories, written in the own witty style of the author.
About the Author
Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He is a famous icon among Indian writers and children's authors and also a top novelist. He wrote his first novel when he was seventeen, The Room on the Roof. The book won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. The author had written several novels, more than 500 short stories, essays, poems, which have been the favourite and best loved by people of all ages. He is also the author of Ghost Stories from the Raj, The Adventures of Rusty, A Town Called Dehra and The Parrot Who Wouldn't Talk.
In 1992, he received Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, "Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra", by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters in India. He got the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 1999 for contributions to children's literature. Ruskin Bond received the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He was also awarded the Sahitya Akademi's Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his total contribution to children's literature in 2013 and honoured with the Padma Bhushan Award in 2014.
Contents of the Book
Great Stories feature many exciting stories from different aspects that heart-tugs the readers and engage them in a world of fascination. Simple, easy to understand, the author's writing style is sure to grab the children's attention. The interesting storyline makes the book interesting to read at one go. Most of these stories are narrated in the form of answering a question or finding a solution and also explained with lots of amusements.
There is a story of monkey Tutu, who always ends up for trouble and loves to stir up things for Aunt Ruby. She becomes furious when Tutu runs off with her precious necklace. Will she get it back? Interesting right? Whereas in another story, a pet python causes mayhem, which takes place in an unexpected manner.
Then there is this naughty ghost who keeps himself busy by visiting the residents of the house, whenever he is bored. The book also has a story where three children are trapped and forced to wait out a storm on a haunted hill.
One story features a cunning thief, who is skilled at escaping every single time. But one day, he gets trapped and then what happens is what you have to read to know.
The collection is fantastic with stories of the famed Himalayan bears. One story features Ruskin Bond himself. While staying at a resort, he experiences senses the presence of ghost in the dark night. Was he safe and unharmed? Grab the book now, to know more!