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The Hidden Pool

The Hidden Pool

Ruskin Bond
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A brand new edition of Ruskin Bond’s first novel for childrenLaurie is an English boy who moves to a hill town with his parents when his father is posted to India on work for two years.Laurie makes two new friends: Anil; the son of a local cloth merchant; and Kamal; who lost his parents during Partition and now sells buttons and shoelaces but dreams of going to college. Anil and Kamal introduce Laurie to an enchanted world of beetle races; ghosts; chaat and Holi; and he shares with them the secret pool he finds on the mountainside. At the pool the boys fish; build dams; take midnight dips; wrestle; and ride buffaloes. It is there that they plan their grand adventure: a trek to the Pindari Glacier; were no one from their town has gone before. On the slopes of the beautiful mountain they meet pumpkin-eating bears; and keep a close lookout for the Abominable Snow-woman who feeds children fruit; honey; rice and earthworms.This lost classic is a magical tale of adventure and friendship; told in Ruskin Bond’s inimitable style.

Imprint: Puffin

Published: Dec/2004

ISBN: 9780143334873

Length : 96 Pages

The Hidden Pool

Ruskin Bond
Overview

A brand new edition of Ruskin Bond’s first novel for childrenLaurie is an English boy who moves to a hill town with his parents when his father is posted to India on work for two years.Laurie makes two new friends: Anil; the son of a local cloth merchant; and Kamal; who lost his parents during Partition and now sells buttons and shoelaces but dreams of going to college. Anil and Kamal introduce Laurie to an enchanted world of beetle races; ghosts; chaat and Holi; and he shares with them the secret pool he finds on the mountainside. At the pool the boys fish; build dams; take midnight dips; wrestle; and ride buffaloes. It is there that they plan their grand adventure: a trek to the Pindari Glacier; were no one from their town has gone before. On the slopes of the beautiful mountain they meet pumpkin-eating bears; and keep a close lookout for the Abominable Snow-woman who feeds children fruit; honey; rice and earthworms.This lost classic is a magical tale of adventure and friendship; told in Ruskin Bond’s inimitable style.

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Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond's first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written a number of novellas, essays, poems and children's books. He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in magazines and anthologies. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, and grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. As a young man, he spent four years in the Channel Islands and London. He returned to India in 1955. He now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.


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