About the Book
Great Stories for Children is a collection of some of Ruskin Bond’s most delightful children’s stories. It stars Toto, the monkey, who takes a fancy to the narrator’s aunt, much to her dismay; a python besotted by his own appearance; a mischievous ghost who enjoys stirring up the house when things get dull; three young children stranded in a storm on the Haunted Hill; and Ruskin Bond himself, who happens to make the acquaintance of a ghost at a resort late one night.
One of India’s finest and most popular storytellers, Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award), Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, and A Little Night Music. He has also, over the years, expertly compiled and edited a number of anthologies.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Delhi Government’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.