Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN: 9781913322175 Category:

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Jasbinder Bilan

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN: 9781913322175 Category:
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From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha &
the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure

LONGLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD

WINNER OF THE INDIE CHILDREN’S 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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