Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Author(s): Jasbinder Bilan


From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking journey across India ...

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 ...


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

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  • : 9781913322175
  • : Chicken House, The
  • : Chicken House, The
  • : 0.16
  • : October 2020
  • : 1.4 Centimeters X 13.7 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : 2011
  • : Paperback
  • : Jasbinder Bilan