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February 25, 2016

7 Mesmerizing Stories by Ruskin Bond

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Don’t be afraid of the dark, little one The earth must rest when the day is done The sun may be harsh, but moonlight -never! -Ruskin Bond As a child, these lines were always in back of my mind. A legendary children’s author Ruskin Bond has enthralled the children for
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Don’t be afraid of the dark, little one
The earth must rest when the day is done

The sun may be harsh, but moonlight -never!

-Ruskin Bond

As a child, these lines were always in back of my mind. A legendary children’s author Ruskin Bond has enthralled the children for decades and generations.

Ruskin Bond’s wrote his first short story “Untouchable” when he was sixteen and has been writing till date at the age of 81. He is an Indian author with foreign descent. His books depict the simplicity of language which makes the stories more interesting and the lucid description makes a story alive.

Few of his best books that capture the pure essence of human life and behavior are a must-read.

#7 The Blue Umbrella

The story scripted back in 1980 depicts the perfect mix of children and their emotions while dealing with their desires. The book has also been adapted in a movie .

#6 The Night Train at Deoli

A personal favorite; the night train at Deoli brings out the feeling of love at tender age at it’s best. One of the best love stories.

#5 The Room on the Roof

Through this book Ruskin has also penned events from his own life, including the room on the roof, where he spent his days as a child.

#4 Time Stops at Shamli

The author has given an artistic overview of the lives of people of Shamli- a small hill station.

#3 Tiger in the House

This short story depicts the relationship of trust between a human and animal.

#2 The Skeleton in the Cupboard    

The fiction lists the unreleased stories of Bond often compiled with other short stories in the book called “SECRET” . It expresses a young boy’s detective quotient and enthusiasm of people around him.

#1 The Cherry Tree

The short story portrays a boy and his cherry tree , how the tree survives through different circumstances and the efforts of the boy . Finally he is rewarded with the blossoms on his 9th birthday.

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