About the Book: Childrens Omnibus
A vividly illustrated book, for children and adults alike, Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus is a collection of the author's best-loved stories.
This volume includes the eternally popular Grandfather's Private Zoo, Angry River, The Blue Umbrella, The Road to the Bazaar, as well as the short stories 'Cricket for the Crocodile' and 'Dust on the Mountain'. Witty, charming and quietly evocative, these stories are Ruskin Bond classics.
About the Author: Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond's first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novels (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children's books, many of which have been published by Penguin India.
He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.