First comic by ACK from Contemporary Indian literature, 32 page comic book,’ The Blue Umbrella’ –Stories by internationally acclaimed writer Ruskin Bond launched by Amar Chitra Katha.”The comic, The Blue Umbrella – Stories by Ruskin Bond, opens a new door for us and I do hope to have the best of Indian contemporary stories in the ACK format.” she further added. The newly launched title is a 32-page comic book with two stories, The Blue Umbrella and the Angry River.
The Blue Umbrella is about a little girl named Binya who comes to own a beautiful umbrella. Soon, Binya and the umbrella become inseparable companions and her fondness for it grows with each passing day. The umbrella becomes her constant companion and protector. But there are others, in the village, who would also like the umbrella for their own and will go to great lengths to get it. Sita lives with her grandparents on a tiny island in the middle of a river. One day, when her grandparents are away the river be-gins to rise. The friendly stretch of water becomes an angry, rushing flood and Sita watches as her beloved home is washed away. Will she be able to save herself? The Blue Umbrella and The Angry River, two wonderful stories from one of India’s most loved storywriters, Ruskin Bond.
The Amar Chitra Katha title – The Blue Umbrella – Stories by Ruskin Bond will be available at all book stores @ Rs.50 and on Amazon Kindle for 1.99USD. www.amarchitrakatha.com