ISBN 9788129135797,The Whistling Schoolboy and Other Stories of School Life

The Whistling Schoolboy and Other Stories of School Life


Ruskin Bond


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788129135797

ISBN-10 8129135795


Number of Pages 142 Pages
Language (English)

School stories

A thoughtful new collection of school stories from India's most beloved storyteller.

Here is a collection of stories about school life that will appeal to every kind of school-goer. These are incidents from the authors 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 the dormitory

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.

Interesting Facts
Simple yet touching, this delightful collection of school stories will engage all school-going children and will bring back warm memories for older readers.
Thoughtfully chosen from a wide range of writings, this anthology includes a brand new story by Ruskin Bond, 'A Dreadful Gurgle'.
Written by India's bestselling children's author, this book makes for a perfect gift for readers of all ages.
About the Author

Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years and has now over 120 titles in print-novels, collections of stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys award in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri (1999), the Padma Bhushan (2014) and two awards from the Sahitya Akademi - one for his short stories and another for his writings for children. In 2012, the Delhi government gave him its Lifetime Achievement award.