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Escape from Java

Price : $8.75
ISBN # : 9780143333746
Author : Ruskin Bond
pages: 184
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Penguin
Published : 2015

Join intrepid heroes and dauntless heroines in their quest for survival against earthquakes, fire, floods and bombs! Live life on the edge with five stories of danger and adventure. Flee with Romi as he rides his cycle straight into the river to get away from a fearsome forest fire; listen in to Ruth s hair-raising story of escape from rioting sepoys during the uprising of 1857; read about the author s miraculous flight from Java as Japanese planes bombard the city; witness the havoc wreaked by the deadliest earthquake ever in Rakesh s town, Shillong; and watch Sita combat a fatal flood. Written in Ruskin Bond s inimitable style, with doses of humour and excitement, these extraordinary stories are simply unputdownable.



Author Bio: Born in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehra Dun, New Delhi and Simla. His 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 over three hundred short stories, essays and novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), and more than fifty books for children. He has also written numerous 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, and the Delhi government s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi s Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his total contribution to children s literature in 2013 and honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 19 March, 2015.
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