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Crazy Times With Uncle Ken
Age Range: 9+ years
‘Uncle Ken was one of those people who went through life without having to do much, although a great deal seemed to happen around him.’
Who doesn’t like an eccentric uncle? Ruskin Bond certainly does. Whenever Uncle Ken arrives at Grandma’s house, and he does frequently, there is trouble afoot! Watch bumbling and endearing Uncle Ken stumble through the pages of this collection as he drives his car into a wall, is mistaken for a famous cricketer, troubled by a mischievous ghost, chased by a swarm of bees and attacked by flying foxes. Be it the numerous bicycle rides with the author or his futile attempts at finding a job, Uncle Ken’s misadventures provide huge doses of laughter.
A classic for readers old and new, Crazy Times with Uncle Ken returns with brand-new illustrations to reacquaint you with old friends, and will have you chuckling and doubling up by turns.
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Born in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), 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 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi government’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.