Tamarind & the Star of IshtaMystery
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 … PRAISE FOR ASHA & THE SPIRIT BIRD’An evocative debut novel’ Guardian’A vivid adventure’ Observer’…
the final ending is as perfect as any fairy tale.’ BookTrust