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?The Umbrella was like a flower, a great blue flower that had sprung up on the dry brown hillside.? In exchange for her lucky leopard?s claw pendant, Binya acquires a beautiful blue umbrella that makes her the envy of everyone in her village, especially Ram Bharosa, the shop-keeper. Ruskin Bond?s short and humorous novella, set in the picturesque hills of Garhwal, perfectly captures life in a village, where both heroism and redemption can be found. Printed Pages: 56. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 83153
Inhaltsangabe: As soon as Binya saw the blue umbrella, she wanted it so badly that she was willing to give up her lucky leopard's claw pendant in exchange. No one in the village had such a fi ne umbrella, and everywhere Binya went, the umbrella went too. There were many who envied Binya her treasured possession, and the most envious of them all was old Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper, who decided that he must own the blue umbrella, by means fair or foul. . . A heartwarmingly funny story that has also been made into an acclaimed fi lm, The Blue Umbrella is Ruskin Bond at his fi nest.
About the Author:
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.
Titel: The Blue Umbrella
Verlag: Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd.
Buchbeschreibung NY Macmillan 1962., 1962. G ex-library. Favorite children's stories. Illustrated by Illus by Marguerite Davis. Artikel-Nr. 011863
Buchbeschreibung NY Macmillan 1937., 1937. G. Favorite children's stories. Blue pictorial binding with girl with umbrella on ft cover. Owner inscription ft endpaper, end wear. Illustrated by Marguerite Davis. Reprint edition. Artikel-Nr. 035751
Buchbeschreibung Macmillan, NY, 1934. Buchzustand: G ex-library. Marguerite Davis (illustrator). Frontis and cover show boy and girl in wagon under a blue umbrella. Library markings, heavily worn on edges, smudges on some pages, library hinge reinforcements, few page repairs. Artikel-Nr. 048618
Buchbeschreibung Macmillan Company, 1933. Buchzustand: Fair. 1933. 161 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with black lettering. Small annotations to the FEP. Moderate tanning and rub wear to pages with foxing to the text block edge. Firm binding with light cracks to the hinges. Bumping to spine ends and corners with large split to the spine with noticeable rubbing and scuffing along edges and over surfaces. Artikel-Nr. 1492608490IMO
Buchbeschreibung Angus and Robertson, 1969. Buchzustand: Good. 1969. 122 pages. Brown illustrated dust jacket with white lettering over brown cloth. Illustrated by Gareth Floyd. B&W illustrations throughout. Mild brown staining to pages on occasion. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Clipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Moderate sunning to spine and edges. Artikel-Nr. 1485351623CJD
Buchbeschreibung Macmillan, NY, 1934. Buchzustand: G ex-library. Marguerite Davis (illustrator). Frontis shows boy and girl in wagon under a blue umbrella, front cover shows girl under umbrella. Library markings, edge wear to pages, blue binding. Artikel-Nr. 052334