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About the Book: Childrens Omnibus: Volume 2 Delightful stories for children by one of Indias most loved writers. For over six decades now, Ruskin Bond has been entertaining and touching the lives of countless readers, young and old, with his stories,MoreAbout the Book: Childrens Omnibus: Volume 2 Delightful stories for children by one of Indias most loved writers. For over six decades now, Ruskin Bond has been entertaining and touching the lives of countless readers, young and old, with his stories, novels and poems. Childrens Omnibus: Volume 2 brings together the best of his stories for young readers. Included here are old favourites like The School among the Pines and The Night the Roof Blew Off, as well as lesser-known anecdotes such as the hilarious My Failed Omelettes and Other Disasters and the heart-warming Adventures in Reading. A selection of his charming, whimsical poetry for children, also included in this volume, makes this book a truly enchanting read. Funny, thoughtful, nostalgic and uplifting, Childrens Omnibus: Volume 2 is a treat for children and adults alike. About the Author: Ruskin Bond Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years, and has now over 120 titles in print-novels, collections of stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys award in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri, and two awards from the Sahitya Akademi-one for his short stories and another for his writings for children. In 2012, the Delhi government gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family. A shy person, Ruskin says he likes being a writer because, When Im writing theres nobody watching me. Today, its hard to find a profession where youre not being watched!