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|Number of Pages||312 Pages|
Rustys adventures in the Doon valley and the Garhwal hills. Rusty, having run away from his guardians home, is now trying to define his identity as he lives with the Kapoor family, tutoring their son Kishen and occupying the room on the roof. Soon, he becomes close to Kishen and, in the company of Meena Kapoor, begins to come into his own as an individual. Then tragedy strikes - Meenas death devastates Rusty and he leaves Dehradun. Rusty and Kishen take to the open road and their adventures accumulate as they tramp through the Doon valley and the Garhwal hills. His time on the road allows Rusty to decide what he really wants to do and by the end of the book he is preparing for a trip to London, dreaming of becoming a writer. Full of incident as well as introspection, this is a book older children will thoroughly enjoy. About the Author Born in Kasauli in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over five hundred short stories, essays and novellas (some included in the collections Dust on the Mountains and Classic Ruskin Bond) and more than forty books for children. He received 'The Sahitya Akademi Award' for English writing in India in 1993, 'The Padma Shri' in 1999 and 'The Delhi governments Lifetime Achievement Award' in 2012. He was awarded 'The Sahitya Akademis Bal Sahitya Puraskar' for his total contribution to childrens literature in 2013 and was honoured with 'The Padma Bhushan' in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.