The Room on the Roof and Vagrants in the Valley- Two Novels of Adolescence

The Room on the Roof and Vagrants in the Valley- Two Novels of Adolescence

Ruskin Bond
4.1/5 (7256 ratings)
Two classic novels of adolescence by one of India's finest writers.

In The Room on the Roof, Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, decides he has had enough of the tiny, diminshing European community and his tyrannical guardian, and runs away. To his delight, Rusty finds that life on the open road is packed with excitement and high adventure....

In Vagrants in the Valley, which picks up from where the first book ends, Rusty is joined in his travels by Kishen, another 'runaway'. As they venture further into the unknown, they discover new friends and participate in more escapades but also begin to understand the complexities of growing up and the boundaries that circumscribe even the freest spirits... Sharply observed, witty and wise, haunted on every page by the sights, smells and sounds of India, this evocation of youth, innocence and friendship will be read for a long time to come with deep, lasting pleasure.
Language
English
Pages
223
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books
Release
October 14, 2000
ISBN
9780140239
ISBN 13
9780140239

The Room on the Roof and Vagrants in the Valley- Two Novels of Adolescence

Ruskin Bond
4.1/5 (7256 ratings)
Two classic novels of adolescence by one of India's finest writers.

In The Room on the Roof, Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, decides he has had enough of the tiny, diminshing European community and his tyrannical guardian, and runs away. To his delight, Rusty finds that life on the open road is packed with excitement and high adventure....

In Vagrants in the Valley, which picks up from where the first book ends, Rusty is joined in his travels by Kishen, another 'runaway'. As they venture further into the unknown, they discover new friends and participate in more escapades but also begin to understand the complexities of growing up and the boundaries that circumscribe even the freest spirits... Sharply observed, witty and wise, haunted on every page by the sights, smells and sounds of India, this evocation of youth, innocence and friendship will be read for a long time to come with deep, lasting pleasure.
Language
English
Pages
223
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books
Release
October 14, 2000
ISBN
9780140239
ISBN 13
9780140239

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