Written by Mary Finn
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. A stunning debut novel, Anila’s Journey captures a girl with an amazing talent for drawing who is swept up in an epic journey up the Ganges where she hopes she may find her father who has been long missing. A vivid Calcutta setting and a strong and convincing teenage heroine make this an exciting and dramatic story.
The Lovereading comment:
Anila’s Journey is a striking debut from a fresh new voice and a powerful work of historical literary fiction. Its setting in Calcutta is so beautifully described that you can feel yourself walking the streets with Anila, a heroine so determined to test herself in the man’s world of the late 1700s that you can't fail to be totally engrossed in her world.
Anila's Journey by Mary Finn
“Every story is as round and complete as the moon.” How can Anila Tandy, left to fend for herself in a city of rogues, dare to apply for a position that is clearly not meant for her? But the talented “Bird Girl of Calcutta” has never shrunk away from a challenge. And perhaps this voyage up the Ganges might be just the thing to equip Anila in her search for her father, missing for years and presumed dead. Menace and mystery lie in wait for this determined young girl.
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'A remarkable book' - Guardian
Anila’s Journey is one of the most beautiful – and beautifully written – books you will ever read. It follows the story of young Anila Tandy, recently orphaned, who embarks on a river journey with a Scottish scholar aiming to discover an elusive species of bird. I love this book for its sumptuous prose, spirited protagonist and unforgettable adventure. This is Girl With a Pearl Earring meets Journey to the River Sea, and overflows with all the sights, sounds, smells and colours of 1790s India. Anila’s Journey is a story to savour and a classic in the making; a book that will stay with you forever. Enjoy!"
Mara Bergman, Editor of Anila’s Journey
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Walker Books Ltd
7th January 2008
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