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Author: Ruskin Bond
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Language: English
Length: 88 Pages
Publisher: Rupa Publisher
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The Blue Umbrella is a stirring novel about the simple yet generous minds of children by the author Ruskin Bond.

Summary Of The book

The Blue Umbrella is a novel set in the mountainous Gharwal region. The story is about a little girl called Binya, who on falling upon a group of picnickers, is enchanted by a beautiful blue umbrella belonging to one of them. Incidentally, one of the ladies in the group takes a liking to Binya’s leopard claw necklace and offers to buy it from her. When Binya refuses, she is asked to choose anything that she would like in return for it and she chooses the blue umbrella. After much pleading, the lady consents to her wish and Binya becomes the proud owner of the umbrella.

But, what happens when the village shopkeeper sets his eyes on the very same umbrella and decides to have it for himself? Binya’s precious umbrella becomes the source of envy to him and he tries his utmost to get it from her. What follows is a story of greed, ignominy and kindness.

The book was adapted into a movie called The Blue Umbrella in 2005 and which was later awarded the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.

About Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is a famous Indian writer, known especially for his children’s fiction. He has authored more than 300 stories, essays and novels.

His other novels are A Flight of Pigeons, Vagrants in the Valley, Angry River, The India I Love and Roads to Mussoorie. Some of his short story collections are A Town Called Dehra, The Night Train at Deoli and Tigers Forever.

He was born in 1934 in Kasauli and spent the major part of his childhood in Jamnagar, Shimla and Dehradun. He went to Bishop Cotton School in Shimla and graduated from there with numerous literary awards. Following this, he went to England and began work on his first novel, The Room on the Roof, which won him the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He returned to India and worked as a journalist for some time before moving to Mussoorie permanently. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 and was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri in 1999. He has also authored two autobiographies namely Scenes from A Writer’s Life and Rain in the Mountains. A Flight of Pigeons and his short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands were also adapted into movies called Junoon and 7 Khoon Maaf respectively.

Specifications of The Blue Umbrella (English) (Paperback)

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Author Ruskin Bond
Book Details
Publisher Rupa Publisher
Publication Year 1992
ISBN-13 9788171673407
ISBN-10 8171673406
Language English
Edition 1st
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 88 Pages
Additional Features
Age Group 5 - 9 Years
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Rendezvous with Pure Innocence

Childhood is the most beautiful time period of a person's life. We all want something badly when we are kids. But pure innocence is in the mentality of giving.

Binya is just another child, who, one fine day comes across a beautiful Blue Umbrella. She also possesses a beautiful Locket. She sacrifices one dear possession for acquiring another. The Umbrella becomes her best friend.

Wherever she goes, the umbrella goes with her. Her cattle and her brother accompany the two. The relation between Binya and the umbrella is a sort of ??????Heart to Heart?????? relationship. Though the two can????...
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Childhood is the most beautiful time period of a person's life. We all want something badly when we are kids. But pure innocence is in the mentality of giving.

Binya is just another child, who, one fine day comes across a beautiful Blue Umbrella. She also possesses a beautiful Locket. She sacrifices one dear possession for acquiring another. The Umbrella becomes her best friend.

Wherever she goes, the umbrella goes with her. Her cattle and her brother accompany the two. The relation between Binya and the umbrella is a sort of ??????Heart to Heart?????? relationship. Though the two can????...
Childhood is the most beautiful time period of a person's life. We all want something badly when we are kids. But pure innocence is in the mentality of giving.

Binya is just another child, who, one fine day comes across a beautiful Blue Umbrella. She also possesses a beautiful Locket. She sacrifices one dear possession for acquiring another. The Umbrella becomes her best friend.

Wherever she goes, the umbrella goes with her. Her cattle and her brother accompany the two. The relation between Binya and the umbrella is a sort of ??????Heart to Heart?????? relationship. Though the two can??????t talk to each other, Binya knows what the umbrella can do for her, and the umbrella seems to know, when Binya will need it and for what.

But it doesn't end here. There is Ram Bharosa, a local shopkeeper, who wants the umbrella. He tries every possible way to gain the umbrella. Victory, or Defeat - it is afterall Binya's innocence that solves the conflict of the two.

Perfect setting, good characterization, great narration - 'The Blue Umbrella' is a book for every child, every adolescent and every elder to read. Though it is a children??????s story, it gives a message to every individual. It is a must for every age group and every individual.

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Small story collection

It is heart touching story. Simple, short, but really nice.
This book is very good for even kids of age group 8 yrs ahead.

This story is about the village girl who got the blue umbrella from lady from town. Later some old village person become greedy for this umbrella. We all in our life become greedy on some or another moment of life.

The story demonstrate very effectively the meaning of relations, forgiveness and the pleasure that you get out of it.

Author has succeeded to deliver this message with very nice story.

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Wonderful book

This is my first book by Ruskin Bond. I have read abt him as a perfect author of raconteur. The blue umbrella exemplifies just that. I cursed I did not read this book before. Though it may be seen as kiddie book, there is a wonderful message even for 'so called' grownups. The backdrop in which the story is setup is so heartening to read in this fast paced world

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WOW!

This work of Ruskin Bond has bowled me out!Short piece of work though it is,anyone would love this book!Readers will find a lot through the little girl with the blue umbrella.To me it was very much worth reading it and will suggest everyone 2 explore the story holding the hands of the little girl with the blue umbrella.

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heart touching story..ruskin at best

it is great good fortune of india that ruskin decided to live in this country..about the story..it is as sweet as the name suggest..it is more about the emotion, greed and turns then the umbrella..a must read for children ..and a good read for elders too..
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childrens book

Very well narrated, short but a beautiful childrens book.............................................. (View complete review)

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WOW. What a Story.

Really guys. This is a story of love, kind heart, maturity, respect, everything. Really this is a blend of these things. The story is full of purity, innocence, mildness... You should try this one... THE BLUE UMBRELLA... (View complete review)

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Short and Sweet

The story ain't very long though being 88 pages;most of it is filled with illustrations.
Quite simple language like most of Ruskin Bond works,a delightful read for nature lovers and Ruskin Bond fans.
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A Wonderful Read !!!

This book will make you feel the mountains,nature...and the innocence and happiness of a lovable village kid !.... a wonderful read !!!! (View complete review)

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