Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 03/09/2020
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Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
Enchanting, atmospheric, and a delightful blend of spices
I have had this on my tsundoki pile (waiting to be read) after purchasing it the moment it came into the shop. I loved “Asha and the Spirit Bird” so had li... READ MORE


From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure ... 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 ... 

  • Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781913322175
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 160g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 137 x 14 mm

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Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
A magical and enthralling weekend read.
I nearly didn't get past the front cover of this novel. It has to be the most stunning book cover of 2020, right? And, it's even more beautiful in the fles... READ MORE
Tracy  Curran
Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
A family mystery, a ring and a monkey.
Tamarind, her father, and new stepmother are on their way to India, for Tamarind to meet and stay with her late mother's Indian family while her father tak... READ MORE
Sarah Corcoran
Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
A magical family feast of friendship and adventure !
As soon as I saw the front cover of 'Tamarind and the Star of Ishta' I knew that it promised magic, mystery and adventure. It didn't disappoint, it is a wo... READ MORE
Shubby BC
Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
Sublime, magical, heartfelt. One of the best books of 2020.
Gorgeous, sublime, majestic... there are many superlatives for this wonderful, wonderful children's novel by Jasbinder Bilan. Written beautifully and simpl... READ MORE
Chris Soul UK
Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
Yet another gem of a read from Bilan!
I absolutely loved Jasbinder Bilan's debut novel and so did my then 10-year-old daughter. Hooked on to her stories, we were eagerly waiting to get our hand... READ MORE
asha krishna