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The book, the room on the roof, vagrants in the valley: two novels of adolescence, is a collection of two novels written by the famous indian author with a british background, ruskin bond the novel, the room on the roof, was the first literary work by ruskin bond, which was written by him at the age of seventeen and published at the age of twenty one this book was followed by the second novel, vagrants in the valley many believe that the second novel is a continuation of the first novel both novels have ruskin bonds signature simple writing style, masterfully described scenes of nature, and palpable emotion that is evident in the coming-of-age style of both stories the novel, the room on the roof is the story of a sixteen year old anglo indian boy named rusty who lives in dehradun this orphan boy happens to stay with his strict guardian, mr harrison, whose strict ways become difficult to live with for the young rusty this teenaged boy, one day, runs away from his home to stay with his indian friends the novel beautifully brings out the enthusiasm and the interest of rusty who is both inquisitive and willing to know about the indian culture and traditions the novel also brings out unexpected things that rusty feels and experiences the room on the roof, vagrants in the valley: two novels of adolescence is available in the paperback format and has been published by penguin india in a new edition in the year 2000 key features: the novel the room on the roof is the first novel written by the author the room on the roof, was awarded the john llewellyn rhys memorial prize in the year 1957
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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 government s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi s Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his total contribution to children s literature in 2013 and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family
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Book Description Penguin Books India, 2000. Softcover. Condition: New. Two classic novels of adolescence by one of India`s finest writers. In The Room on the Roof, Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, decides he has had enough of the tiny, diminshing European community and his tyrannical guardian, and runs away. To his delight, Rusty finds that life on the open road is packed with excitement and high adventure. In Vagrants in the Valley, which picks up from where the first book ends, Rusty is joined in his travels by Kishen, another `runaway`. As they venture further into the unknown, they discover new friends and participate in more escapades but also begin to understand the complexities of growing up and the boundaries that circumscribe even the freest spirits. Sharply observed, witty and wise, haunted on every page by the sights, smells and sounds of India, this evocation of youth, innocence and friendship will be read for a long time to come with deep, lasting pleasure. `Like an Indian bazaar itself, the book is filled with the smells, sights, sounds, confusion and subtle organization of ordinary Indian life.` -Santha Rama Rau in The New York Times Book Review `Has a special magic of its own` -Herald Tribune Book Review `Considerable charm and spontaneity.` -San Francisco Chronicle `Very engaging.` -The Guardian `Moving in its simplicity and underlying tenderness.a novel of marked originality.` -The Scotsman `Mr Bond is a writer of great gifts.` -The New Statesman Printed Pages: 230. Seller Inventory # 23263
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