Author of these books Ruskin Bond is a writer who lives on the hills. Mountain streams, birds and animals, trees and flowers, the whole natural biosphere are his subjects of writing. His simple yet sensitive style makes his books easy and pleasurable read for young and adults and can charm those who rarely read too.
These books are collection of small tales on his experiences in Dehra Dun, Garhwal, Mussorie, along the river Mandakini, at the holy place of Tunganath, on the road to Badrinath etc. Even the ghosts find place in these stories, scare a little but entertain and make reader form a different set of viewpoints on the visits to these hills.