Ruskin Bond's 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 several novels (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children's books, many of which have been published by Penguin India.
Magical stories loved by children all over the globe, fairy tales have remained firm favorites of readers for centuries. In this collection, Ruskin Bond offers to you his favorite fairy tales, bringing together some amazing, unusual tales from all over the world China, France, 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