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Looking for the Rainbow

Looking for the Rainbow

My Years with Daddy; Volume 1 in Ruskin Bond's first collection of autobiography book series for children, a classic real life storybook for kids

Ruskin Bond
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Winner of the Crossword Book Award for Children’s Writing

First ever great autobiography series for children, an absolutely essential read for young Ruskin Bond fans


An illustrated book for young readers (ages 9 and up) to help build comprehension and imagination

At age eight, Ruskin escapes his jail-like boarding school in the hills and goes to live with his father in Delhi. His time in the capital is filled with books, visits to the cinema, music and walks and conversations with his father-a dream life for a curious and wildly imaginative boy, which turns tragic all too soon.

For years, Ruskin Bond has regaled and mesmerized readers with his tales. In Looking for the Rainbow, Bond travels to his own past, recalling his favourite adventures (and misadventures) with extraordinary charm, splotches of wit, a pinch of poignance and not a trace of bitterness.

What you’re holding, dear reader, is a classic in the making.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: May/2017

ISBN: 9780143441076

Length : 96 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Looking for the Rainbow

My Years with Daddy; Volume 1 in Ruskin Bond's first collection of autobiography book series for children, a classic real life storybook for kids

Ruskin Bond

Winner of the Crossword Book Award for Children’s Writing

First ever great autobiography series for children, an absolutely essential read for young Ruskin Bond fans


An illustrated book for young readers (ages 9 and up) to help build comprehension and imagination

At age eight, Ruskin escapes his jail-like boarding school in the hills and goes to live with his father in Delhi. His time in the capital is filled with books, visits to the cinema, music and walks and conversations with his father-a dream life for a curious and wildly imaginative boy, which turns tragic all too soon.

For years, Ruskin Bond has regaled and mesmerized readers with his tales. In Looking for the Rainbow, Bond travels to his own past, recalling his favourite adventures (and misadventures) with extraordinary charm, splotches of wit, a pinch of poignance and not a trace of bitterness.

What you’re holding, dear reader, is a classic in the making.

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Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond, born in Kasauli in 1934, grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, which was written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley and A Flight of Pigeons) and more than forty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999, the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and Padma Bhushan in 2014 for his contribution to literature.


Ruskin lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.