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Rusty's adventures in the Doon valley and the Garhwal hills Rusty, having run away from his guardian's home, is now trying to define his identity as he lives with the Kapoor family, tutoring their son Kishen and occupying the room on the roof. Soon, he becomes close to Kishen and, in the company of Meena Kapoor, begins to come into his own as an individual. Then tragedy strikes Meena's death devastates Rusty and he leaves Dehra Dun. Rusty and Kishen take to the open road and their adventures accumulate as they tramp through the Doon valley and the Garhwal hills. His time on the road allows Rusty to decide what he really wants to do and by the end of the book he is preparing for a trip to London, dreaming of becoming a writer. Full of incident as well as introspection, this is a book older children will thoroughly enjoy.
Rusty, however, is not ready to settle down to college — he wants to explore the mysterious Witch Mountain, though not on his own. There is also a beautiful princess. The witch rani has a murder of crows at her beck and call and she condemns Rusty and his friends to a diet of endless bananas and refuses to release them unless they bring her a singing stone which can only be found near the top of the mountain in a region plagued by earthquakes. The beautiful princess is there to help but she is not what she appears to be — though exactly what she is remains a riddle. There are snippets of Arthurian legends mixed in with Grimm and Ruskin Bond does a good job of making our flesh creep — creepier than usual actually possibly due to the complaints of a young reader who wanted more scary stories. Surprisingly, this book for all its fascinating detail, has a problem with loose ends. Is the cat the witch, was the witch a princess or were they all catty after all in one way or another?
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R usty, the Boy from the Hills is one of those books you curl up with after a long, hard day or when you need to be cheered up. This book tells the story of Rusty, an imaginative and curious boy to whom amusing things are always happening. It narrates Rusty's most exciting escapades and his development from early childhood to early teens. Ruskin Bond, the author of this book, created Rusty to spin stories about his own past; Rusty's adventures are Ruskin's own. From living with his grandparents in Dehra, surrounded by an assortment of peculiar animals, to making his way to London and fulfilling his dreams of becoming a writer, Rusty's life reflects Ruskin's life greatly. He puts his trust in friendship". Ruskin Bond was deeply attached to Dehra and most of his stories are inspired by the hills and valleys of this region.
Ruskin Bond is a standout amongst the most well-known writers and authors of India. His first novel was The Room on the Roof , which he composed at an age of seventeen and earned the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in the year His works can likewise be found in reading material of relatively every school. Bond has been composing for his Indian fans since the s, yet pundits have tended to give careful consideration to expatriate Indian writers as opposed to the indigenous ones. With this rundown, we mean to convey to our readers a list of 35 of the best Ruskin Bond Books out of the more than books, expositions and short stories composed by him. I have read most of them, but your post made me realize that I do have a few pending to be read.