Ruskin Bond is a British-Indian writer who has written over 500 short stories and 200 books. He is renowned for his lucid and simple writing style and is most famous for his children's short stories. His stories are often written in the first person and capture the essence of everyday life and the relationship between humans and nature.
Ruskin Bond's books are a must-have for children who love reading. Here are some nostalgic titles that are sure to be a hit with kids:
This heart-warming book is about an eccentric family relative, Uncle Ken. His silliness, stuffiness, and good intentions are both endearing and exasperating. It's a light read that will leave readers feeling nostalgic.
Set in the backdrop of Dehradun in a small Indian town, this classic story is about being adventurous and young while chasing one's dreams.
The story follows a ten-year-old mountain girl, Binya, and her blue umbrella on a journey filled with adventures and life lessons. From fighting a snake to realizing that people matter more than materialistic things, Binya's experiences will inspire young readers.
This sweet story succinctly tells the tale of exotic pets, their pros and cons, and how animals respond to love and authority.
Written by Bond when he was just 17 years old, this moving story of love and friendship is a must-read.
In an interview, Ruskin Bond said, "I like to tell a good story. I like to entertain young readers. In fact, I enjoy the very process of writing, putting words together, and writing interesting sentences. I have been trying to write better and hold the interest of readers over the years, three generations of them, in fact."
Share the feeling of having Bond as your favourite author with your children by gifting them these books.