The Blue Umbrella

The Blue Umbrella (English, Paperback, Bond Ruskin)

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The Blue Umbrella  (English, Paperback, Bond Ruskin)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa & Co
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788171673407, 9788171673407
    • Pages: 90
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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.

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    • Ruskin Bond, resident of Mussoorie, is a well-known writer of fiction and a raconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, Strange Men, Strange Places, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina and Hanuman to the Rescue are also available in Rupa paperback. The Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. Ghost Stories from the Raj, The Rupa Book of Great Animal Stories, The Rupa Book of True Tales of Mystery and Adventure, The Rupa Book of Himalayan Tales and The Rupa Book of Great Suspense Stories are some of his recent books for Rupa.
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    • 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...
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    Aabha Padgaonkar

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    Very Good

    it was an amazing book the story is great but only thing which stopped me to give it 5 star is it was a very small book of only 80 pages I thought it would be big as 150 pages but at the end it was nice and amazing

    A SPOILER AHEAD

    the best part was that when rajaram tried to steal it from binya for ram bharosa
    in the path of when he stolen it and was running binya brother bijju came and he saved the umbrella from the stealer


    it is the perfect example of a short and sweet story
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    5

    Just wow!

    a sweet dessert-in simple language.. always have good time with Ruskin Bond stories.. bought it for my sister.. i get 2018 edition with 83 pages. illustrations are good.. a nice gift for school students..
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    sourav mallick

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    5

    Super!

    Book : Very impressive short story..
    It takes half hour to read the book .
    Language used is easy to be understood.
    Product : Nice delivery by flipkart.
    I got packed product with a nice
    Bookmark.
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    5

    Simply awesome

    well packed. The printing is good and so the cost for the book... Handy time to time delivery... I'd go for a five star...
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    Best in the market!

    Ruskin Bond is always know for his short novels and this book is a masterpiece of him.This book is highly recommended for those who likes to read short novels or for those who just started to read novels as this book or any other book of Bond will help to pursue their interest on novels.
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    Terrific

    A lucid and pleazure giving sweet short story .Requires hardly an hour to complete along with the beautiful sketches to savour upon on contemplating.A nice read for all age groups acting as a stress buster,lined up with natural human emotions, giving a ride along the pristine beauty of nature and a reminiscent of childhood memories.
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    Krishna Pratap singh

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    Worth the money

    Got in a good condition but some pages in the front were attached together. Had to be separated with a sharp object. Rest the book is good and delivery was fast too. Thin book but worth the read.
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    Sangita Das

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Does it have any pictures
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    Q:is this book for 18 year old?
    A:This is preferred mostly for kids.
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    Q:How many pages does this book has
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    Q:Is this book suitable for 13year old girl?
    A:Wish I read it at that age, I read it being double of her age.
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    Q:Is this is a biography or autobiography
    A:No. It's not a biographical or autobiographical work. It is a simple story deals with the theme of kindness.
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    Q:will i get a bookmark??
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    Q:is it like love stories
    A:no, it is a story about a small girl in the Himalayas
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    Q:is it a comic or a novel?
    A:it's a short story type novel..when you see the pictures while reading you can feel the story in front of you...but the pictures are not like comics...
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    Q:how is the story
    A:A simple but crispy story tossed with emotions and garnished with happy ending.
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    Q:It is a novel or a classic
    A:This is a small novella mainly for kids. There is movie also based on the book featuring Pankaj Kapoor . Very good book for kids.
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