Ranji’s Wonderful Bat & Other Stories – Ruskin Bond
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I’m going to be a Test Cricketer when I grow up,’ he told his mother. ‘Of what use will maths be to me?’
From Koki’s prize-winning, day-saving catch to Ranji’s extraordinary bat, from a thrilling race between two beetles to a crocodile with an appetite for balls, this smashing collection of sports stories, by the country’s favourite storyteller, is packed with fun and good cheer.
Written in Bond’s inimitable style and laced with generous doses of wit and humour, these stories of triumph and sportsmanship, of mischief and friendship, are sure to completely bowl you over.
About the Author
Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children’s authors and a top novelist. He wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof, when he was seventeen which won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novellas, over 500 short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have established him as one of the best-loved and most admired chroniclers of contemporary India. In 1992 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, “Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra”, by the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters in India. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contributions to children’s literature. He now lives with his adopted family in Landour near Mussoorie.
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