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The Wise Parrot Paperback – Import, 23 May 2017
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Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years and now has over 120 titles in print—novels, collections of short stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri (1999), the Padma Bhushan (2014) and two awards from Sahitya Akademi—one for his short stories and another for his writings for children. In 2012, the Delhi government gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India and now lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family.
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The Wise Parrot: This book is a collection of 20 short stories that all of us would have heard at bedtime from our parents or grandparents. The most famous of them all is ‘The Wise Parrot’ in which a parrot brings the gift of immortality to the king but suffers at his hands. Some of the other famous stories include The Crane and the Crab, Sindbad the Sailor, Blue Beard, The Clicking Toad and Seven Brides for Seven Princes.
All the stories have the same characters and the plotline. Ruskin Bond’s narratives make them more appealing and it will give immense pleasure to the readers to read from the treasure trove and relive their childhood.
In this book where one tale told the story of a Prince and his Pari Princess, the other story is a fairy tale comes from China. The story of wise parrot Hiramantota who brings the fruit of immortality to his mighty King to the ‘Green Man of Sinai’ who haunts the desert of Sinai is an ancient tale of Egypt.
The wise Parrot has stories to delight and entertains readers of a new generation. If you are a fan of Ruskin Bond then this book is for you and if you haven’t read anything of him yet then go on with this book, I promise you won’t stop at only this book.
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