Author(s): Bilan, Jasbinder,
Date of Publication: 03/09/2020,
Pagination: 224 pages,
Imprint: Chicken House Ltd,
Published By: Chicken House Ltd,
Book Classification: Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), Interest age: from c 9 years
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...