When Geena, Amber and Jazz's school is desperate for funds, the girls' formidable young auntie steps in with a fantastic idea for a fundraising Bollywood party. Swept up in the plans, the girls plot to deliver a real Bollywood actress for a live appearance. Sure their aunt will be thrilled with their plan, they've only got to overcome the fact that their would-be guest of honour is a penniless, faded recluse with a foul temper who decamps to their house and insists on being treated like a star. A superbly entertaining sequel to Bindi Babes by an up-and-coming star of our own list.
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(194mm x 131mm x 16mm)
Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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US Kirkus Review »
The Bindi Babes-Geena, Amber and Jazz Dhillon-the popular and altogether likable Indian tweens from England, are back. Their school fundraiser's Bollywood theme prompts them to track down Molly Mahal, a former Bollywood icon whose career ended with a scandalous affair, to ask her to be the guest of honor. When the girls find her about to be evicted, however, they instead ask her to live with them. Ever the diva, Molly demands to be waited on, steals attention from every male, makes the girls' widowed father notice women again, has level-headed Auntie losing her cool and sets the sisters scheming to rid themselves of their house guest. The Dhillons discover that under the bangles and media hype, Molly has a conscience and knows how to unite a community. Dhami's skillful blend of Indian culture, lighthearted escapades and serious subject matter introduced through humor will leave readers anticipating the next sequel. (Fiction. 12-14) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Narinder Dhami
Narinder Dhami is a young writer who has already found a strong voice for children's fiction. She has had two novels for a slightly older age group published by Collins, and we are looking forward to establishing her in a younger market on our list. Her first book for Transworld, ANNIE'S GAME, was published in Corgi Yearling in April 1999: 'A terrific story' The Observer, 'Dhami brings a light touch to the seriousness of the issues thrown up in this novel and to its resolution' Books for Keeps Author lives: Cambridge