ISBN 9780143332626,Uncles, Aunts and Elephants (English)

Uncles, Aunts and Elephants (English)


Ruskin Bond


Penguin Books Ltd



Penguin Books Ltd

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780143332626

ISBN-10 0143332627


Number of Pages 280 Pages
Language (English)

I know the worlds a crowded place and elephants do take up space, but if it makes a difference, Lord, Id gladly share my room and board. A baby elephant would do But, if he brings his mother too, Theres Dads garage. He wouldnt mind. To elephants, hes more than kind. But I wonder what my Mum would say If their aunts and uncles came to stay!

Ruskin Bond has regaled generations of readers for decades. This delightful collection of poetry, prose and non-fiction brings together some of his best work in a single volume. Sumptuously illustrated, Uncles, Aunts and Elephants is a book to treasure for all times.

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 academy 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 Academys Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his total contribution to childrens literature in 2013 and was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.