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I haven't missed reading a single book of Ruskin Bond. My favourite author as a child, but the magic continues even when I am way beyond adulthood :) The shortstories are magical and help keep the child in you alive :)
📝 Book Review: The Essential Collection For Young Readers (2015) ✴️By Ruskin Bond ✴️Pages : 202 ✴️Price: ₹195 (paperback) (👌A real steal deal!) ✴️Genre: Shortstories/Fiction 📜Contents : 1. The Room of Many Colours👍👍👍👍 2. All Creatures Great and Small👍👍👍 3. The Four Features👍👍 4. Growing Up With Trees 👍 5. The Funeral 👍👍👍👍👍 6. Coming Home to Dehra 👍👍👍 7. Our Great Escape👍👍 8. The Last Tonga Ride 👍👍👍 9. The Night Train at Deoli 👍👍👍 10. The Coral Tree👍 11. Love and Cricket👍 12. The Night the Roof Blew Off👍👍 13. The Photograph👍👍 14. The Tunnel👍👍 15. The Overcoat👍👍👍👍 16. The Girl on the Train👍👍 17. The Woman on Platform No. 8👍👍👍👍 18. The Fight👍👍👍 19. A Long Walk for Bina 👍👍👍 20. A Case for Inspector Lal 👍 21. The Thief's Story (🎆My all time favourite🎆)👍👍👍👍👍 22. The Trouble with Jinns 👍👍👍 23. Adventures in Reading 👍 24. The Blue Umbrella 👍👍👍👍 This is the best shortstory collection I have ever read by Ruskin Bond. From the many collections (of almost biographical narrations & other collections of Ruskin Bond books that I have been collecting over the years), I have chosen this book so as to highlight it as the best I have ever read till date. 👌My favourites include : ✨ The Funeral & The Woman on Platform No.8 are real tear jerkers. ✨ The Night Train at Deoli & The Trouble with Jinns have paranormal elements. ✨ The Overcoat gave me the goosebumps. Horror! ✨ A Long Walk for Bina & The Blue Umbrella can be considered as novellas. Perfect ones! My faith in human got restored after reading these 😊 ✨ The Thief's Story makes you feel so good. How trust wins over other things in life 😇 ✨ The Night The Roof Blew Off is both hilarious and poignant 😅 🔥Rating: 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌡️ Recommended
About the Book : It took me some time to realize those butterflies are books flying. Loved the cover, very apt for such a book. The quality of the paper is good, overall the book feels good in hand. At 202 pages length the book comes with great collection of stories, few are Ruskin Bond's real life experience and few fiction. This would be a perfect book to gift for kids.
My Thoughts : For a first time reader of Ruskin Bond surely made me love his writing style. The author succeeds in attracting the reader and keeping him/her glued to the book. Shortstory collection which has nature in every tale, the life style of people, animals, trees, places and so on. The narration is so good and takes you back in time for few stories.
Here are my favorite stories from the collection:
All creatures great and small The night train at Deoli The tunnel The overcoat The girl on the train The fight A case for inspector Lal The blue umbrella
Whether you are a young reader or not this book will capture you without doubt. It is a great book for kids to make them understand the value of friendship and relationships. Get immersed in this story collection which I equally recommend for all the readers without any age difference.
a collection of shortstories - it’s an odd mixture that has a few anecdotes that sound like reminiscing, a few old stories that brings some of the popular characters back into memory, and a few new stories... I had read a few of the stories earlier like ‘The Blue Umbrella’ (one of my favourites) and ‘The Room of Many Colours’... and I enjoyed a couple of the new ones that I read for the first time - ‘The Thief’s Story’ and ‘A Case for Inspector Lal’ - especially as each of these show a side of human nature that is getting lost - of simply being good to others, of being kind and caring, of responding to ill deeds not with hatred but love...
a simple way to spend a few hours in the holiday season... read the stories in any order as each stands on its own... while most of the stories paint a picture of the hills, and bring out the diversity and the beauty of the plants, animals, insects, it is interesting to see the train and the platform figuring in so many of them...