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Puffin Classics: Vagrants in the Valley (English) (Paperback Ruskin Bond)

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ISBN: 9780143333784    Publisher: Penguin Random House India (23 August 2016) Year of publishing: 2016     Language: English
An evergreen classic about friendship and growing up by a master storyteller. This book catches up with our favourite Rusty as he plunges not just into the cold pools of Dehra but into an exciting new life...Read more
An evergreen classic about friendship and growing up by a master storyteller. This book catches up with our favourite Rusty as he plunges not just into the cold pools of Dehra but into an exciting new life dipping his toes into adulthood. Winding his way back to the city with Kishen Rusty discovers that his beloved room is no longer his! Undaunted however and in his trademark style he forges new homes and new friendships as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that spans the beautiful hillsides of India. By turns thrilling and nostalgic this heart-warming sequel is Rusty is at his best as he vigates the tightrope between dreams and reality all the time maintaining a glorious sense of hope. Striking evocative witty and wise-this is an ode to youth and all its complexities amidst the colours sights and smells of Bond's India.
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About the author: Ruskin Bond
Born in Kasauli in 1934 Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamgar Dehradun New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel The Room on the Roof written when he was seventeen... Read more
Born in Kasauli in 1934 Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamgar Dehradun New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel The Room on the Roof written when he was seventeen received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over five hundred short stories essays and novellas (some included in the collections Dust on the Mountains and Classic Ruskin Bond) and more than forty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1993 the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi's Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his 'total contribution to children's literature' in 2013 and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour Mussoorie with his extended family. He has regaled generations of readers for decades.
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