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Tamarind & the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Jasbinder Bilan

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Chicken House Ltd
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication date: 3 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781913322175

Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, Chinty, who died soon after she was born. So when she arrives at her mother's ancestral home, she's full of questions for her extended family. But instead of answers, Tamarind finds a sad and beautiful mystery ...

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5 stars out of 5
Fiona Noble
19 Jun 2020

"A hugely talented rising star of children's books"

Bilan's debut, Asha and the Spirit Bird, won both the Times/Chicken House Fiction Prize and the Costa Children's Book of the Year but, for my money, this one's even better. A powerful story of loss and identity, home and family is woven into a thrilling adventure, infused with magical realism. A hugely talented rising star of children's books.

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