Xanthe & the Ruby Crown

Xanthe & the Ruby Crown

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 02/03/2023
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A stunning new children's novel from the Costa Award-winning author of Asha & the Spirit Bird. Xanthe loves visiting her gran in her flat with its rooftop garden. But Nani is becoming forgetful - and Xanthe wishes she could help her, if only she knew how. A mysterious cat shows her a way. It leads Xanthe to clues about Nani's childhood, and how, long ago, she had to escape her old life in Africa for a new one in Britain ... The fourth novel by bestselling, Costa Award-winning author Jasbinder Bilan follows archaeology-obsessed Xanthe as she uncovers her family's secrets A tale of secrets, family, refugees, belonging and love Set in a tower block in Nottingham, bringing Jasbinder's trademark magical realism to an urban, everyday setting.

  • Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781913322601
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 149 x 18 mm

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Xanthe & the Ruby Crown
A fascinating and engaging story, very well written with family and friendship at its core
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