Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

£7.99

by Bilan, Jasbinder | Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning
Paperback | 224 pages

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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.