ISBN 9780143333746,Escape from Java & Other Tales of Danger

Escape from Java & Other Tales of Danger


Ruskin Bond


Penguin Books



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780143333746

ISBN-10 0143333747

Paper Back

Number of Pages 184 Pages
Language (English)

Action & Adventure

Join intrepid heroes and dauntless heroines in their quest for survival against earthquakes, fire, floods and bombs live life on the edge with five stories of danger and adventure. Flee with Romi as he rides his cycle straight into the river to get away from a fearsome forest fire, listen in to Ruths hair raising story of escape from rioting Sepoy's during the uprising of 1857, read about the authors miraculous flight from Java as Japanese planes bombard the city, witness the havoc wreaked by the deadliest earthquake ever in Rakeshs town, Shillong and watch Sita combat a fatal flood. Written in Ruskin Bonds inimitable style, with doses of humor and excitement, these extraordinary stories are simply unputdownable.

About the Author

Born in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehra Dun, New Delhi and Simla. His 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 over three hundred short stories, essays and novellas (Including vagrants in the valley, a flight of pigeons and Delhi is not far) and more than fifty books for children.