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Tamarind & the Star of Ishta New

by Jasbinder Bilan (author)

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Suitable for 9 - 10 years

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From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure …


Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, Chinty, 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 …

PRAISE FOR ASHA & THE SPIRIT BIRD

‘An evocative debut novel’ Guardian
‘A vivid adventure’ Observer
’... the final ending is as perfect as any fairy tale.’ BookTrust


Our September 2020 Ages 11-12 Book of the Month

“Our 11+ Book of the Month pick for September is Tamarind & the Star of Ishta, from Jasbinder Bilan. Bilan’s debut novel, the stunning Asha & the Spirit Bird won the 2019 Costa Award.

I have selected it because quite simply it is a beautifully written emotional family drama lightly woven with magic, in a breath-taking Indian setting. I loved it and I think it is perfect for those confident readers who want to be transported away on a magical adventure!

Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, Chinty, 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 …”

Su – Book Club Editor, Ages 7–11+
Su – Book Club Editor, Ages 7–11+

Product Details

Catalogue number

1603 in SCB Offer September 2020 and 777 in UK September 2020

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781913322175

Publisher

Chicken House Ltd

Date published

September 3rd, 2020

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  • 224 pages
Condition

New

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