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The Whistling Schoolboy and Other Stories of School Life Kindle Edition
of school-goer. These are incidents from the author’s own life, when he was
a shy, quiet boy in boarding school, who chose the library over the football
field, and was known as the best cook among the Boy Scouts.
Read about beloved and eccentric characters like the strict Mr Oliver, Miss
Babcock, the school nurse, and the Principal who once went missing. Get the
shivers at the strange and wonderful happenings at school, from the lady in
white roaming the school grounds to the ghost who turned up in a bed at
Hilarious and heart-warming, this collection brings together well-loved
Ruskin Bond classics as well as brand new stories and is for every reader who
has enjoyed going to school or is in school right now.
About the Author
- ASIN : B015A9ZT9W
- Publisher : Rupa Publications India (6 March 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 516 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 145 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,340 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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That's why I returned the book.
Rather I ordered another book "The man from the egg" which is quite better.Atleast these stories can create interest for.kids and parents can read and explain to kids.
First half of the book has stories from the author's own childhood. Ruskin Bond has lived a very different life - his origin being in London, a big city, but his growing up in Indian hills, his family situation, the effects that war had on his life and then choosing to live in India. All of these are reflected in his own stories.
Then the second half is not an autobiographical narrative. There are a few spooky stories. There are beautiful descriptions of nature amidst his stories as most of his works have. The last story is a long one and particularly highlights how children struggled to get education at that time in small towns and villages. The three children in this story have to cross a hill to get to school - a leopard is spotted around here many times, on some days it gets dark early and they have to rush back home, on some days it rains heavily and once there is even a landslide. But they go to school anyway and dream of a future.
A great book for bedtime reading with your child! Highly recommended.
Where have we lost it ? This simplicity that Ruskin so beautifully draws and let others have a stroll towards their childhood.