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The Hidden Pool

The Hidden Pool

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Language English
Contributor(s) Ruskin Bond
Binding Paperback
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Puffin Books, India, re-introduces a classic author of children's stories. The Hidden Pool by Ruskin Bond is the story of young English boy who discovers friends and adventure in a small, rural Indian village. Laurie is a young boy, whose father is suddenly posted to India for two years. So Laurie must leave his idyllic life in Britain and come to stay in a small hilly town in India. Here he makes unexpected friends Anil and Kamal.

Anil's father is a local merchant and has a cloth business. Laurie's other friend is Kamal. Kamal is a small boy who must sell buttons and shoelaces having lost his parents during India's partition. Together, Anil and Kamal, introduce the little boy from England to a an exciting life of small pleasures like racing beetles, mysterious street foods, Indian customs like playing with colours on Holi. There are many adventures in this story - fishing, midnight swims, and and more - it will surely remind one of childhood daysRuskin Bond's maiden novel in a brand new edition for an entirely new generation. The Hidden Pool is a heartwarming paperback children's adventure where three boys embark on an ambitious expedition to Pindari Glacier, a feat that no one in their village had achieved before. The boys encounter strange pumpkin-eating bears and abominable snow-women on an adventure for life.

Ruskin Bond is a famous author of British descent. He has been acknowledged for the growth of Indian children's literature by the Indian Council for Child Education, and his 'Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra' won him the 'Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992. he went on to recieve other honors, including the Padma Shri adn the Padma Bhushan. Take a trip down memory lane and buy this book from (ISBN: 0143334875)
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date December 24, 2004
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Ruskin Bond
Binding Paperback
Edition New edition
Page Count 96
ISBN 10 0143334875
ISBN 13 9780143334873
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 13.2 cm x 0.7 cm x 19.7 cm
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