Aarti & the Blue Gods (Paperback)
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Aarti & the Blue Gods (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/09/2021
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A magical tale from the award-winning author of Asha & the Spirit Bird, Aarti and the Blue Gods follows a girl living with her strict aunt on a remote Scottish island with only a book of Indian myths and a pet fox for company – until one day a mysterious boy is washed up on the shore.

From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird and Tamarind & the Star of Ishta comes a atmospheric, magical adventure with a stunning twist ...

Aarti has lived on the island with Aunt for as long as she can remember. Like the weather, Aunt rules her world with rare warmth. Aarti's only comforts are a book of Indian myths full of blue gods, a fox's friendship, and a toy rabbit she finds in a locked room. Then, she learns Aunt has been feeding her lies.

Fate intervenes when a half-drowned boy washes up on the beach. With his help, Aarti hopes to remember who she really is ... and perhaps find a way home.

The mesmerising third novel from one of the most exciting writers of middle-grade fiction. Themes of identity, faith and belonging with a stunning twist in an evocative and remote Scottish island setting.

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781913322595
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 205 x 137 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A beautiful weaving of myth and magic ... Simply stunning!' - Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller

Praise for Jasbinder Bilan's novels:

'I absolutely adored it ... an achingly beautiful story' - Sita Brahmachari

'Atmospheric, dreamy, charged with wonder and menace, loss, sorrow and delight' - The Times Literary Supplement

'A lush, gorgeous setting in a novel as vivid and original as her Costa-winning debut.' - The Guardian

'Beautifully written, richly atmospheric and touchingly spiritual, this brief novel sparkles like a polished gem' - Daily Mail 

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“Beautifully told”

12 year-old Aarti has lived on a remote Scottish island with her Aunt Amalie for as long as she can remember and has no memories of her parents who died when she was little. She and her aunt are the only ones on the... More

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“A wonderfully evocative story, of isolation, memories and a toy rabbit.”

“An Indian princess living in the Scottish wilds”
“Aunt knew everything and Aarti only knew the island”
As far back as she can remember, Aarti has always lived on the remote island off the coast of Scotland with Aunt.... More

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Chris Soul UK

“A cosmic, haunting tale full of twists and surprises.”

I love Jasbinder Bilan's children's books. From 'Asha and the Spirit Bird' to 'Tamarind and the Star of Ishta' to this, her third book, she writes a kind of mesmerising 'mythical... More

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