About Jasbinder Bilan

Jasbinder Bilan is the author of the Costa Children’s Book Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird, and her new novel Tamarind & the Star of Ishta is due to be released this autumn. Perfect for middle-grade readers, Jasbinder’s writing is vibrant and original, offering the reader magical-realist adventures set against the gorgeous landscape of India. 

Jasbinder Bilan Asha AUTHORFY


You can find many brilliant resources for Jasbinder's first novel Asha & the Spirit Bird on Authorfy, and below you'll find resources for Tamarind & the Star of Ishta created by primary teacher Emily Weston.

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Teaching notes

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
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Aarti & the Blue Gods
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Tamarind & the Star of Ishta wordsearch
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