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Tamarind and the Star of Ishta



by
Jasbinder Bilan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Scholastic
Imprint
Chicken House
ISBN
9781338769432
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JLG Category

PG Middle Plus

A powerful story of loss and identity, home and family, Tamarind and the Star of Ishta weaves a family mystery together with adventure and wonder from Costa Award-winning author, Jasbinder Bilan.

Tamarind has never met her Indian mother, Chinty, who died shortly after she was born. But when her father remarries, Tamarind is sent to India to stay with the family she has never met, in their atmospheric ancestral home—a huge mansion high in the Himalaya mountains.

Her arrival in India brings culture shock, secrets, and unanswered questions: What is the tension between her father and the family, and why will no one talk about her mother? Instead of answers, she is greeted with ominous silence.

Taking refuge in the lush gardens one moon-lit night, she follows a friendly monkey to find an abandoned hut and a glowing star ring, and meets Ishta, a mysterious mountain girl. Tamarind unravels the mysteries of the house alongside the search for her own identity.

Letter from the author.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.1: points 6

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2022

Book Genres

Magical Realism

Topics

Girls. Magic. Monkeys. Family. Grief. India. Himalaya Mountains. Identity. Stars.

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