Ruskin Bond Box Set
Unforgettable tales of adventure and humor by master storyteller, Ruskin Bond, now in this sparkling box set edition.
Escape from Java and Other Tales of Danger
Live life on the edge with five stories of danger and adventure. Thrilling plots, daring protagonists, explosive exploits—this book has it all!
Crazy Times with Uncle Ken
Who doesn’t like an eccentric uncle and his misadventures? Read all the stories about bumbling and endearing Uncle Ken, in this collection that promises huge doses of laughter and fun....
The Parrot Who Wouldn’t Talk and Other Stories
A delightful collection, featuring adorable characters and heartwarming stories—some old favourites and some new—marked by Ruskin Bond’s trademark humour and style..
Mr Oliver’s Diary
Mr Oliver, a schoolteacher, arrives in Simla to start a new term at the Prep School. What follows are his encounters with eccentric teachers and madcap boys. Laugh-out-loud funny, this book has stories and characters that have never appeared anywhere before.
Mathemagic Book 1
Sub title: Numbers, Numbers, Everywhere
‘I am Tzyphyr, the greatest Wizard and Mathemagician in the Universe. You may call me Sir Tzyphyr!’ – declared the twins’ strange visitor. Tall and thin as a pencil, he wore a flowing, old-fashioned robe and a very cross look on his face.
Sir Tzyphyr is no ordinary Wizard – he knows mathemagic, the spell of numbers. It gives him a power greater than ordinary magic ever could.
With him, the twins Megha and Mehul set off on a series of adventures to explore the fascinating world of numbers. They learn how numbers are used to measure, count and set things in order.
Are you ready for a mathemagical adventure with them?
Let’s Go Time Travelling
Sub title: Life in India Through the Ages
Find the answers to all these weird, impossible questions in this fascinating, quirky book about how people lived in the past. Go time travelling through the alleys of history and take a tour through the various ages—from Harappa to the Maurayan, Mughal to the British. Through short snapshots and wacky trivia, this book gives you a glimpse into the vibrant culture of India, as you learn about the life and times of kings, queens, viceroys and even ordinary children! Spend a day with Urpi as she tries selling pottery in exchange for a few beads at Mohen-jo-daro; step back into King Ashoka’s kingdom where Madhura prepares to be a warrior; watch Adil harbour hopes of becoming a khansama in British India.
From food fads to fashion, art and craft to entertainment, this book gives funny, freaky information that no textbook ever will. Peppered with Tapas Guha’s crazy cartoons, Life in India makes history fun like never before.
Sub title: The Magical Adventures of a Vanara
When Ongchu, a young vanara princess, is kidnapped by a rakshasan, Rishi Agastya entrusts Gind, a bold young vanara, with the dangerous mission of restoring her to Baulpur, her home beyond the Himalayas. As Gind, his father Karuppan, and Ongchu set out on their long, arduous journey from the island of Poompuhar, they are stalked by wild animals and magical beings, waylaid and terrorized by rakshasas, and thwarted by a wrathful Indra, the god of thunder. They meet an army of vanaras on a mission to rescue a human princess from the clutches of the wicked rakshasa king; help a giant vanara in his search for the magical herb sanjeevini; and winter with a band of yetis in the high Himalayas. Mysterious and momentous things are happening around the vanaras, but they are clueless about their own part in these events. What is Agastya’s secret purpose? Will the three vanaras make it to Baulpur? What are the shadowy forces at work?
Gind’s exciting adventures will have you rollicking from one escapade to another in this action-packed fantasy. Meet delightful, strange and magical characters, and follow the trail of the vanaras as their light-hearted adventure turns into an odyssey…
Butterfingers is back, and ready to strike!
Amar Kishen or Butterfingers, as he is popularly called, has a penchant for dropping things—he can send books, bags, balls, even people flying just by touching them!
Obsessed with football, Amar comes up with a brilliant plan—a school football tournament where each class will play as a different ‘country’. But like all Butterfingers plans, this too is doomed to run into obstacles. First there are more girls in school (meaning, more trouble!), then the new English teacher, Sourpuss, puts a stop to football practice; to top it all, when Amar and his friends participate in a protest rally, trying to prevent a pesticide factory from coming up, their Princi hands out match bans.
With things hitting rock bottom, will Amar’s class finally lift the ‘World Cup’? And with Butterfingers as the goalie, does his team really have a chance? Full of action and adventure, Goal, Butterfingers!, the second book in the Butterfingers series, will make you lose yourself in the hilarious exploits of Amar and his friends as they hurtle through various hare-brained schemes.
‘What great fun. It brings back long lost memories of my Prep School days’—Late Mansur Ali Khan (Nawab of Pataudi)
‘I thoroughly enjoyed reading this (book) and recommend it to all’—Dr Shashi Tharoor
‘Howzzat Butterfingers! packs in all the high-voltage drama that an inter school cricket match can supply’—The Telegraph (Calcutta)
‘Sheer readability and wholesomeness’—The Week
‘A breezy book that’ll get you through the school term . . . The 166 page book guarantees loads of fun’—The Hindu Young World
Meddling Mooli and the Bully on Wheels
Murali Krishnan aka Mooli: a boy whose meddling ways get him into trouble all the time.
Supriya George aka Soups: a girl who loves reading and is full of super-smart ideas.
They are best friends on a mission.
To win a prize on the website WAYOUTS
[World’s As Yet Original Untried Tricks and Stunts]
So they try out many untried tricks and stunts. And mess up the house. And trouble their parents. And create confusion at a medical college.
But do they eventually win the prize?
Pick up this easy-to-read book and find out how Meddling Mooli and
Soups find new uses for toothpaste, outwit a bully and have some awesome, super cool adventures.
Puffin Classics: The Rhythm of Riddles
Sub title: Three Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries
Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s immortal detective Byomkesh Bakshi has enjoyed immense popularity for several decades. From being a household name in the Calcutta of 1930s when he was first created to a popular face on TV in the 1990s, Byomkesh and his friend-cum-foil Ajit are perhaps the best loved of India's literary detectives. These three mysteries are classic whodunnits that represent the best of detective fiction.
From a murder in a boarding house with too many suspects, to a mystery with a supernatural twist, and then busting a black marketeering ring in rural Bengal, the stories in this volume take Byomkesh to different locales on his quest for truth, and bring out the ingenuity and astuteness of this super sleuth.
Translated into English for the first time by award-winning translator Arunava Sinha, the breathless pace and thrilling plots of these action-packed adventures will win Byomkesh a new generation of admirers.
The Amazing Moustaches of Moochhander the Iron Man and Other Stories
Welcome to the wonderful world of Moochhander the Iron Man, whose moustaches can do just about anything. They can lift weights and pull cars; they can be tied to the circus dome and used to swing in the air without a trapeze. But will they be able to console poor Moochander when he is sad and lonely?
You will also find in this book a giant baker who makes giant buns and cakes that will make your mouth water; a wicked monkey who interrupts a wedding by stealing the bride; and a little piglet who solves the case of the missing piglets.
Accompanied by Michelle Farooqi’s delightful illustrations, these charming stories are perfect for reading over and over again.
"‘I wish I was a writer,’ sighed Wisha. ‘Well, you are Wisha Wozzariter,’ said the Bookworm. ‘So I am! But I don’t quite know where to begin.’ ‘At the beginning, of course,’ said the Bookworm, rolling his eyes. Ten-year-old Wisha wishes to be a writer. When she meets Bookworm, she stops wishing and starts writing. With him, she rides on the Thought Express to the Marketplace of Ideas, the Superhero Salon and the Bargain Bazaar, and encounters a motley crew of characters. Along the way, she discovers the creative process by which anything beautiful and lasting is created, a process in which Faith, Luck and Destiny play no mean part. Roger Dahl’s zany illustrations bring Wisha’s imaginative world to life. Join Wisha on this rollicking writer’s adventure and find out how she finally fulfils her dream of becoming a writer! "
Hip-Hop Nature Boy and Other Poems
"If a tortoise could run And losses be won, And bullies be buttered on toast; If a song brought a shower And a gun grew a flower, This world would be nicer than most! Beautiful, poignant and funny, Ruskin Bond’s verses for children are a joy to read to yourself on a lazy summer afternoon or to recite in school among friends. For the first time, his poems for children, old and new, come together in this illustrated volume. Nature, love, friends, school, books -- all find a place in the poetry of India’s favourite children’s writer. "