Publication Date: 02/09/2021 ISBN: 9781913322595 Category:

Aarti & the Blue Gods

Jasbinder Bilan

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication Date: 02/09/2021 ISBN: 9781913322595 Category:
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From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha &
the Spirit Bird and Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
comes a atmospheric, magical adventure with a stunning twist

‘A magical stormy adventure’ THE TIMES

‘A gem for readers of eight-plus’ THE
GUARDIAN

‘A deliciously addictive, one-sitting type of read’ NIZRANA
FAROOK, AUTHOR OF THE GIRL WHO STOLE AN ELEPHANT

‘A beautiful weaving of myth and magic … Simply stunning’
ZILLAH BETHELL, AUTHOR OF THE SHARK CALLER

Aarti has lived on the island with Aunt for as long as she can
remember.

Like the weather, Aunt rules her world with
rare warmth. Aarti’s only comforts are a book of Indian myths full
of blue gods, a fox’s friendship, and a toy rabbit she finds in
a locked room.

Then, she learns Aunt has been feeding
her lies. Fate intervenes when a half-drowned boy washes up on
the beach. With his help, Aarti hopes to remember who she really
is … and perhaps find a way home.

The mesmerising third novel from one of the most exciting
writers of middle-grade fiction

Jasbinder is the author of the Costa Book Award-winning
Asha & the Spirit Bird and Indie Book Award-winning
Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Themes of identity, faith and belonging with a stunning
twist in an evocative and remote Scottish island setting

Praise for Jasbinder Bilan’s novels:

‘I
absolutely adored it … an achingly beautiful story’ SITA
BRAHMACHARI

‘Atmospheric,
dreamy, charged with wonder and menace, loss,
sorrow and delight’ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

‘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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