About the book
For over five decades, Ruskin Bond has written charming tales that havemesmerized readers of all ages. This collection brings together his fineststories for children in one volume. Published previously as A Treasury ofStories for Children, this attractive rejacketed edition includes two newstories 'The Big Race' and 'Remember This Day'.
Filled with superb illustrations and a rich cast of characters, The Room ofMany Colours: A Treasury of Stories for Children is the definitive book forall Ruskin Bond fans-truly a collector's 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 whenhe was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in1957. Since then he has written over five hundred short stories, essaysand novellas (some included in the collections Dust on the Mountains andClassic Ruskin Bond) and more than forty books for children.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi government's LifetimeAchievement Award in 2012. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi's BalSahitya Puraskar for his 'total contribution to children's literature' in 2013and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour,Mussoorie, with his extended family.