- Reading level: 11+ years
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Penguin India (19 September 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143330799
- ISBN-13: 978-0143330790
- Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.7 x 1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Room on the Roof (Puffin Classic) Paperback – 19 Sep 2008
The order quantity for this product is limited to 2 units per customer
Please note that orders which exceed the quantity limit will be auto-canceled. This is applicable across sellers.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
Ruskin Bond's first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novels (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children's books, many of which have been published by Penguin India.
He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Rusty, an English boy, who was confined in a british colony, rebels against his strict and authoritarian guardian and runs away to the outside world. There he gets some beautiful relationships - his first crush and friends. In the new independent world, how he deals with his first crush, loneliness, his best friends and their relationships is the novel.
Beyond the story, what marvels the reader is the author's vivid descriptions of rain, trees, nature and village people, so simple yet leaves a haunting effect for few days.
With rains outside, curling up in the bed with a cup of hot coffee, soothing classical music(I listened to Umrao Jaan/Bazaar Songs), this is the best companion for monsoon days.
Mr. Bond surely knew from the start how to woo hearts with the pen. I am about the same age as Rusty, and I fell in love with him !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good and memorable story of our dear rusty based on some aspect of his life it is especially goody one for children as it is based on children friendship onlyPublished 18 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely lovely boo,from its physical appearance to its contents. Short and sweet. Delivery was quick and the book arrived in proper Condition!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A simple story...so touching nd refreshing...luv to read nd read...i wish it wud have never ended...was in different world...must read...Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The story is very simple but very meaningful. It's about more of friendship and how much friends mean and do for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pranay
An amazing book and a must read. The language is simple yet catchy. A light read strongly recommended for children.Published 2 months ago by Nidhi Vasdev