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Uncles, Aunts and Elephants

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A timeless selection of writings from India's best-loved author I know the world's a crowded place, And elephants do take up space, But if it makes a difference, Lord, I'd gladly share my room and board. A baby elephant would do . . . But, if he brings his mother too, There's Dad's garage. He wouldn't mind. To elephants, he's more than kind. But I wonder what my Mum would ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd
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Simantini Majumdar
Superb book! My first read Ruskin Bond book and indeed become a fan of his beautiful writing. This book is actually a memoir of his life covering the various incidents during his boarding school holiday stay in his maternal grandparents' home in Dehra and many more from his latter part of life.
Nikhil Agrawal
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Through this book, Ruskin Bond continues to entertain thousands of children across India. This book is a typical Ruskin Bond book, filled with fun and enjoyement which will leave you satisfied but at the same time, craving for more. The book also posesses a hint of innocence and is very soothing and relaxing. It also transports the reader to a whole new world altogether.
Ishika Jana
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fictional, non fictional stories and poems r simply amazing. Ruskin Bond has his own way of writing to impress readers!!
Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
This collection includes fiction, no-fiction and poetry. Some them are repeated in this collection. Reader will enjoy the collection though.
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was everything a Ruskin Bond book should be.. a delightful experience all in all
Karthik S V
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was a pleasure reading this. One of the best collections of Ruskin Bond's works. Ruskin Bond never fails to invoke a romanticism for the simpler life and a yearning for the mountains.
Ananya Jain
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
" A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men."

This book fully satisfies this quote. This book is the kind of book you read just for the sake of fun. Innocence is the best thing I find in Ruskin Bond's books and it is present in almost all his books. Reading his books soothes your mind. Whenever you need a little break from the hustle bustle of the city you can pick up any of his book and start reading...soon you will be carried into the small towns of the mountains where there
Jahnavi Jha
What can I say? It's Ruskin Bond. The stories, poems and illustrations are just beautiful. Everything is simple and innocent. As a child I would believe that forests and mountains were magical. I am feeling that was all over again. I just can't get enough of Mr. Bond. This a 2014 publication but I really wish it was around when my grandfather was alive, he would loved it!
Karuna Sinh
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice fun book with beautiful n adventures childhood stories of Bond..the book really takes us to different era of fun n nature..
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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 establi

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