‘They pass me everyday, on their way to school—boys and girls from the surrounding villages and the outskirts of the hill station. For many of them, it’s a very long walk to school.’
Adventurous children, mischievous children, responsible children—there are children of every kind in this collection of stories about the children of India. Ruskin Bond, one of India’s favourite children’s writers, has created memorable child protagonists in his short stories, novellas and novels. From Bina and Rusty to the Four Feathers, these characters have delighted readers for years.
In this collection, Ruskin Bond brings together some of these unforgettable children and brings alive, once more, the happiness, wonder, heartache and freedom of childhood.
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