BEFORE WE PROCEED
• Do you have a pet? What is it – a bird or an
• What pictures come to your mind when you
think about wild animals?
• Can you think of having a tiger as your pet?
• No, but Ruskin Bond’s grandfather did so……
• Let’s see what happens next…….
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ruskin Bond is born on 19th May 1934. He is a Indian writer and
children author. Most of Ruskin Bond’s books are most influenced
by the hill-station and the foothills of Himalayas where he spend
He writes about the landscape and background in clear and
detailed writing. He writes also about the flora and fauna of the
Himalayas. He has a assuming humor and quick wisdom. His
stories are about love for nature and people.
He has won a lot of awards and has loads of fans. He has
inspired several writers, author and script writes. He is media shy and a literature genius. He spent his days, with his adopted
family near Dehradun.
He is a successful and respected Indian author. he has written
books for mostly children which even adults like reading. He has
written books like - The room on the roof, Grandfather’s private
Zoo, The blue umbrella ( also a movie).
ABOUT THE STORY
oThis is a touching story of an animal lover, Ruskin Bond’s
grandfather, who bought a tiger–cub home.
o At first, Timothy, as the grandmother of the author
named it, was friendly and loved amusements.
oBut when he was about six months old, he became less
friendly and when grandfather thought that Timothy had
become dangerous, he took him to the nearby Lucknow
oWhen grandfather visited the Zoo, he stroked the tiger’s
forehead and tickled his ear.
o It was only later that he came to know that Timothy
had died two months ago of pneumonia.
oBut the tiger was still licking grandfather’s arm, as he
could see the love in his eyes.