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Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Written by Jasbinder Bilan

Adventure Stories Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

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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 ... 

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Tamarind & the Star of Ishta Synopsis

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.

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta Press Reviews

'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

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ISBN: 9781913322175
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913322175
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Jasbinder Bilan
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories

About Jasbinder Bilan

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.

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