Escape from Java and Other Tales of Danger

Escape from Java and Other Tales of Danger

Product ID: 30807

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Author: Ruskin Bond
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Priya Kurian
Publisher: Penguin/Puffin
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 184
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143331346


Join intrepid heroes and dauntless heroines in their quest for survival
Against earthquakes, fire, floods and bombs!

Live life on the edge with five stories of danger and adventure. Flee with Romi as he rides his cycle straight into the river to escape a fearsome forest fire; listen in to Ruth’s hair-raising story of escape from rioting sepoys during the uprising of 1857; read about the author’s miraculous flight from Java as Japanese planes bombard the city; witness the havoc wreaked by the deadliest earthquake ever in Rakesh’s town, Shillong; and watch Sita combat a fatal flood that threatens to engulf her.

Thrilling plots, daring protagonists, explosive exploits—this book has it all! Written in Ruskin Bond’s inimitable style, with doses of humour and excitement, these extraordinary stories are simply unputdownable.


1. Earthquake
2. Riding through the Flames
3. A Flight of Pigeons
4. Escape from Java
5. Sita and the River