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    Asha & the Spirit Bird

    £6.99
    In an unforgettable adventure set in contemporary India, Asha is guided by a majestic bird which she believes to be the spirit of her grandmother. Together with her best friend, Jeevan, she embarks on a journey across the Himalayas to find her missing father and save her home ...
    ISBN: 9781911490197
    AuthorJasbinder Bilan
    Pub Date07/02/2019
    BindingPaperback
    Pages288
    Availability: In Stock


    Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2019
    Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
    2017
    Shortlisted for the Waterstones
    Children's Book Prize 2020
    Longlisted
    for the Jhalak Prize 2019
    Chosen as one of
    the Guardian's Best Books of 2019


    'This book is such a light-filled, huge-hearted delight of
    an adventure.' KATHERINE RUNDELL


    'An evocative debut novel ... satisfyingly classic in feel'
    GUARDIAN


    'A heartfelt and mystical children's adventure story.'
    TELEGRAPH


    Asha lives in the foothills of the Himalayas. Money is tight and
    she misses her papa who works in the city. When he suddenly stops
    sending his wages, a ruthless moneylender ransacks their home
    and her mother talks of leaving.


    From her den in the mango tree, Asha makes a pact with her best
    friend, Jeevan, to find her father and make things right. But the
    journey is dangerous: they must cross the world's highest mountains
    and face hunger, tiredness - even snow leopards.


    And yet, Asha has the unshakeable sense that the spirit bird of
    her grandmother - her nanijee - is watching over her
    ...





    A gorgeously original and magical adventure set in India,
    for children aged 9 and up.


    From the author of Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
    - longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Prize.



    Explores themes of faith, family and friendship while
    capturing the wild, rich heart of contemporary India.

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    Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2019
    Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
    2017
    Shortlisted for the Waterstones
    Children's Book Prize 2020
    Longlisted
    for the Jhalak Prize 2019
    Chosen as one of
    the Guardian's Best Books of 2019


    'This book is such a light-filled, huge-hearted delight of
    an adventure.' KATHERINE RUNDELL


    'An evocative debut novel ... satisfyingly classic in feel'
    GUARDIAN


    'A heartfelt and mystical children's adventure story.'
    TELEGRAPH


    Asha lives in the foothills of the Himalayas. Money is tight and
    she misses her papa who works in the city. When he suddenly stops
    sending his wages, a ruthless moneylender ransacks their home
    and her mother talks of leaving.


    From her den in the mango tree, Asha makes a pact with her best
    friend, Jeevan, to find her father and make things right. But the
    journey is dangerous: they must cross the world's highest mountains
    and face hunger, tiredness - even snow leopards.


    And yet, Asha has the unshakeable sense that the spirit bird of
    her grandmother - her nanijee - is watching over her
    ...





    A gorgeously original and magical adventure set in India,
    for children aged 9 and up.


    From the author of Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
    - longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Prize.



    Explores themes of faith, family and friendship while
    capturing the wild, rich heart of contemporary India.