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A beautiful and emotional family drama lightly woven with magic, in a breathtaking Indian setting
Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, who died soon after she was born. So when she arrives at her ancestral home, a huge mansion in the Himalayas surrounded by luxuriant gardens, she's full of questions for her extended family. But instead of answers, she finds an ominous silence - and a trickle of intriguing clues: an abandoned hut, a friendly monkey, a glowing star ring, and a strange girl in the garden who calls herself Ishta. Slowly, Tamarind unravels a mystery at the heart of who she is ...
From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure.
The second novel by Jasbinder Bilan, author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird and a rising star in middle-grade fiction. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up - for fans of Kiran Millwood Hargrave. A beautiful and emotional family drama lightly woven with magic, in a breathtaking Indian setting.
'I absolutely adored it ... an achingly beautiful story' Sita Brahmachari
'A lush, gorgeous setting in a novel as vivid and original as her Costa-winning debut.' The Guardian
'Beautifully written, richly atmospheric and touchingly spiritual, this brief novel sparkles like a polished gem' Daily Mail
|Publication date:||3rd September 2020|
|Publisher:||Chicken House Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories|
Jasbinder Bilan lives near Bath, in England, with her husband, two sons and a naughty little dog named Enzo. She works as a teacher and in her free time enjoys writing stories for children.More About Jasbinder Bilan
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