Born in Kasauli in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, which was written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas and more than fifty books for children.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.
Puffin Chapter Books is a series of short, illustrated books for young readers.
From India's favourite storyteller comes a curated collection of ten short, charmingly illustrated stories. Each book offers a splendid introduction to Ruskin Bond's world through endearing characters and deliciously written tales in his unique style.
Heart-warming, funny and spirited, this boxset is a perfect gift for beginners and independent readers.
My First Ruskin Bond Collection: A Set of 10 Chapter Books