Great Stories for Children is a collection of some of Ruskin Bond’s most delightful children’s stories. It stars Toto, the monkey, who takes a fancy to the narrator’s aunt, much to her dismay, a python besotted by his own appearance, a mischievous ghost who enjoys stirring up the house when things get dull, three young children stranded in a storm on the Haunted Hilland Ruskin Bond himself, who happens to make the acquaintance of a ghost at a resort late one night.
A story collection should make a reader to hook the book, how? I got the answer after reading this collection. Ruskin Bond with his style of wit and humour writes on pets, nature, tress, bear, leopard, tiger and above all ghosts. I am sure readers will enjoy this collection. –Arun on 16 Nov 2012
A very nice book for children. Gifted it to my cousin and he liked it. The assortment of the short stories also well selected. –Jaysmita Saha on 24 Sep 2014
It justifies its price but i am not much satisfied with the book because i have heard a lot about ruskin bond. –Anand Gautam on 16 May 2014
About the Author
Ruskin Bond’s first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novels (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children’s books, many of which have been published by Penguin India.
He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.