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Asha & the Spirit Bird

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  • Publisher: Chicken House
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  • Paperback Published: 7 February 2019
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  • ISBN-13: 9781911490197

Asha & the Spirit Bird

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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  '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 ...

Author:

Jasbinder Bilan

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