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.