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The Room on the Roof (Puffin Classic)

The Room on the Roof (Puffin Classic)

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Language English
Contributor(s) Ruskin Bond
Binding Paperback
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Overview: The Room on the Roof

The Room on the Roof (Puffin Classics) is a book that is authored by the Indian writer Ruskin Bond. The story revolves around a sixteen year old orphan boy, Rusty, who lives in Dehradun. His guardian, named Mr Harrison, is extremely strict and stern due to which Rusty escapes from his home to stay with his friends. This edition of The Room on the Roof by Bond was published by Penguin India in January, 2012. If you want more Ruskin Bond books, you can buy them from any online bookstore by exploring which lists retailers selling these books at reasonable prices.

Ruskin Bond is an Indian writer of British descent. He was honoured with the Sahitya Academi Award for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra in 1992. In 1999, Bond was awarded with Padma Shri, and in 2014, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan. Some of his works are Scenes from a Writer's Life, The Road To The Bazaar, A Flight of Pigeons, etc. He was awarded with the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize for The Room on the Roof at the age of seventeen.

In The Room on the Roof, Ruskin Bond narrates the life of Rusty, who lives with his guardian in the European area of the city of Dehradun. Mr. Harrison constantly tries to turn the Anglo-Indian Rusty into a proper Englishman. Irritated by Mr. Harrison's behaviour, Rusty escapes. As the story develops, he builds a strong friendship with some Indian children and is fascinated with Indian food, festival and culture. To support himself, he starts tutoring a boy named Kishen and lives in Kishen�s family�s attic. The book is a coming-of-age story which describes the hopes and aspirations that capture young hearts. A touching story of friendship and love, this book should keep the readers glued.

The Room on the Roof has received good reviews from various publications. The San Francisco Chronicle has said that the book has �considerable charm and spontaneity.� Herald Tribune has stated that this book �has a special magic of its own.� You can get this edition of the book in paperback. The ISBN 10 of the book is 0143330799 and the ISBN 13 of the book is 9780143330790.
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date September 19, 2008
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Ruskin Bond
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Page Count 200
ISBN 10 0143330799
ISBN 13 9780143330790
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 136 grams
Product Dimensions 17.5 cm x 12.7 cm x 1 cm
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