Tamarind and The Star of Ishta

Jasbindar Bilan

£6.99

An emotional Indian family drama deftly woven with magic

Paperback

Children's Books > Confident Readers

ISBN: 9781913322175

Published September 2020

224 pages

Description

From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure … WINNER OF THE INDIE CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD ‘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 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 … 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.


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Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm