Stories of Rusty’s teenage escapades; available together for the first timeFor several decades; Ruskin Bond’s stories about Rusty; a quiet; imaginative and sensitive boy growing up in the hills; have enthralled and entertained young readers. ...
g readers. After the immense popularity of Rusty; the Boy from the Hills; a chronicle of Rusty’s early years in Dehra Dun; Rusty Runs Away takes Rusty’s story forward to his adolescent years.
In the five years of his life that this book traces; Rusty’s world is turned topsy-turvy as change after change besiege him. After his father and grandmother pass away in quick succession; the twelve-year-old is left in the care of a guardian; Mr Harrison; in Dehra. But after a mysterious incident involving his stepfather and the gardener; he is sent away to boarding school. A restlessness compels him to run away from school; with an ambition to cross the seas and travel the world. But the plan fails; and soon he is back in Dehra; in the care of his strict guardian. Rusty is now seventeen. He rebels and leaves home again; this time for good…
For the first time ever; Ruskin Bond’s Rusty stories have been put in sequence for the Puffin series; so that they provide a complete chronicle of Rusty’s life. Adventurous and thought-provoking at the same time; Rusty Runs Away is a book that children and young adults everywhere will enjoy.
Rusty Runs Away is Ruskin Bond’s 25th book from Penguin.