- 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 (55 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Room on the Roof (Puffin Classic) Paperback – 19 Sep 2008
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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.
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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 !
the book also views the psychology of a sixteen year old boy......
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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 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
An amazing book and a must read. The language is simple yet catchy. A light read strongly recommended for children.Published 26 days ago by Nidhi Vasdev
My first RUSKIN BOND reading. Really simple and awesome. Great work @ the age of 17Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer