<Embed>
₹ 123.00
  • M.R.P.: ₹ 195.00
  • You Save: ₹ 72.00 (37%)
  • Inclusive of all taxes
In stock.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
₹ 175.00
& FREE Delivery on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Repro Books on Demand
Add to Cart
₹ 185.00
& FREE Delivery on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Repro Books-On-Demand
Add to Cart
₹ 100.00
+ ₹ 90.00 Delivery charge
Sold by: BOOK CENTRE
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more.

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Great Stories for Children Paperback – 1 November 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from
Paperback
₹ 123.00
₹ 100.00
FREE delivery: Monday, Oct 26 on first order.
No-Contact Delivery

Delivery Associate will place the order on your doorstep and step back to maintain a 2-meter distance.

No customer signatures are required at the time of delivery.

For Pay-on-Delivery orders, we recommend paying using Credit card/Debit card/Netbanking via the pay-link sent via SMS at the time of delivery. To pay by cash, place cash on top of the delivery box and step back.

Amazon Delivered
Amazon directly manages delivery for this product. Order delivery tracking to your doorstep is available.

PART OF - 100 children's books to read in a lifetime PART OF - 100 children's books to read in a lifetime
click to open popover

Save Extra with 4 offers


Frequently bought together

  • Great Stories for Children
  • +
  • Grandma's Bag of Stories
  • +
  • The Essential Collection for Young Readers
Total price: 488,00 ₹
Buy the selected items together

Product description

Review

A story collection should make a reader to hook the book, how? I got the answer after reading this collection. Ruskin Bond with his style of wit and humour writes on pets, nature, tress, bear, leopard, tiger and above all ghosts. I am sure readers will enjoy this collection. --Arun on 16 Nov 2012

A very nice book for children. Gifted it to my cousin and he liked it. The assortment of the short stories also well selected. --Jaysmita Saha on 24 Sep 2014

It justifies its price but i am not much satisfied with the book because i have heard a lot about ruskin bond. --Anand Gautam on 16 May 2014

About the Author

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.


From the Publisher

In the evenings Grandfather and Rakesh sat over a charcoal fire, and Grandfather told Rakesh stories – stories about people who turned into animals, and ghosts who lived in trees, and beans that jumped and stones that wept – and in turn Rakesh would read to him from the newspaper, Grandfather’s eyesight being rather weak. Rakesh found the newspaper very dull – especially after the stories – but Grandfather wanted all the news…

They knew it was spring when the wild duck flew north again, to Siberia. Early in the morning, when he got up to chop wood and light a fire, Rakesh saw the V–shaped formation streaming northward, the calls of the birds carrying clearly through the thin mountain air. One morning in the garden he bent to pick up what he thought was a small twig and found to his surprise that it was well rooted. He stared at it for a moment, then ran to fetch Grandfather, calling, ‘Dada, come and look, the cherry tree has come up!’ ‘What cherry tree?’ asked Grandfather, who had forgotten about it. ‘The seed we planted last year – look, it’s come up!’ Rakesh went down on his haunches, while Grandfather bent almost double and peered down at the tiny tree. It was about four inches high. ‘Yes, it’s a cherry tree,’ said Grandfather. ‘You should water it now and then.’ Rakesh ran indoors and came back with a bucket of water. ‘Don’t drown it!’ said Grandfather. Rakesh gave it a sprinkling and circled it with pebbles.

‘What are the pebbles for?’ asked Grandfather. ‘For privacy,’ said Rakesh.

He looked at the tree every morning but it did not seem to be growing very fast, so he stopped looking at it except quickly, out of the corner of his eye. And, after a week or two, when he allowed himself to look at it properly, he found that it had grown – at least an inch!

That year the monsoon rains came early and Rakesh plodded to and from school in raincoat and chappals. Ferns sprang from the trunks of trees, strange-looking lilies came up in the long grass, and even when it wasn’t raining the trees dripped and mist came curling up the valley. The cherry tree grew quickly in this season.

It was about two feet high when a goat entered the garden and ate all the leaves. Only the main

stem and two thin branches remained. ‘Never mind,’ said Grandfather, seeing that Rakesh was upset. ‘It will grow again, cherry trees are tough.’

Towards the end of the rainy season new leaves appeared on the tree. Then a woman cutting grass scrambled down the hillside, her scythe swishing through the heavy monsoon foliage. She did not try to avoid the tree: one sweep, and the cherry tree was cut in two.When Grandfather saw what had happened……….Read on to find what happens next.

Other stories included in the book,

The School Among the Pines, The Wind on Haunted Hill, Romi and the Wildfire, Tiger My Friend, Monkey Trouble, Snake Trouble, Those Three Bears, The Coral Tree, The Thief’s Story, When the Trees Walked, Goodbye, Miss Mackenzie, Pret in the House, The Overcoat, The Tunnel, Wild Fruit, The Night the Roof Blew Off, And Now We are Twelve and A Traveller’s Tale.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Item Weight : 222 g
  • Paperback : 200 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 8129118920
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8129118929
  • Product Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.18 x 20.3 cm
  • Publisher : Rupa (1 November 2011)
  • Reading level : 8 and up
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929 ratings

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
1,929 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

Top reviews from India

Reviewed in India on 8 November 2018
Verified Purchase
119 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 24 October 2018
Verified Purchase
review image
65 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 10 July 2017
Verified Purchase
46 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 29 August 2019
Verified Purchase
review imagereview imagereview image
17 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 3 February 2019
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 27 April 2018
Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 28 December 2019
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 11 May 2017
Verified Purchase
14 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Rickarch
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable stories
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2014
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: books in english for children, children story books, english story books, english book