Magical stories loved by children all over the world, fairy tales have remained a firm favourite with readers for centuries. In this collection comprising some of his favourite fairy tales, Ruskin Bond brings together amazing and unusual stories from all over the world, including China, France and New Zealand. From ‘The Green Man of Sinai’ – a tale from ancient Egypt, to ‘Jivaka the Boy Wonder’ – a tale from India, this collection is a must-read for book enthusiasts.
About the Author
One of India’s finest and most popular storytellers, Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award), Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, and A Little Night Music. He has also, over the years, expertly compiled and edited a number of anthologies. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Delhi Government’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.