ISBN 9780143333371,The Room of Many Colours : A Treasury of Stories for Children

The Room of Many Colours : A Treasury of Stories for Children


Ruskin Bond


Penguin Books



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780143333371

ISBN-10 0143333372


Number of Pages 408 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

For over five decades, Ruskin Bond has written charming tales that have mesmerized readers of all ages. This collection brings together his finest stories for children in one volume. Published previously as A Treasury of Stories for Children, this attractive re-jacketed edition includes two new stories The Big Race and Remember This Day.

Filled with superb illustrations and a rich cast of characters, The Room of Many Colors - A Treasury of Stories for Children is the definitive book for all Ruskin Bond fans-truly a collectors item.

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.