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Asha & the Spirit Bird

Jasbinder Bilan

Asha & the Spirit Bird


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4 out 5

23 reviews

In an unforgettable adventure set in contemporary India, Asha is guided by a majestic bird which she believes to be the spirit of her grandmother. Together with her best friend, Jeevan, she embarks on a journey across the Himalayas to find her missing father and save her home ...



I loved this book because it was so interesting. Asha and her friend had a big adventure to find Asha's Papa because he had not sent any money and they were worried about him. I liked Asha's attitude as she was not going to give up. I would recommend this book.

Anonymous 15.08.2022


This fictional book is filled with mixed emotions - sad and happy. My favourite character was the Spirit Bird. I would not go out of my way to recommend this book however if people ask I would not discourage them away from reading it.

Anonymous 08.08.2022


I liked Asha the best. I liked to the book as there was a spirit bird in it and I also liked the name of the bir

Baroness July Remmington 04.08.2022


I really liked Asha the spirit bird and I’ll recommend it to one of my friends

Anonymous 14.07.2022


A great book for all who like adventure. Follow Asha and her best friend Jeevan, from the foothills of the Himalayas make the pilgrimage of a lifetime to find Ashas farther. This book in 3 words Indian, adventurous and wild ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Empress June Starlight 25.08.2021


I liked this book which is all about Asha, a Hindu girl trying to find her father with her best friend Jeevan. as they journey over the Himalayan mountains, they overcome difficulties such as being put in a garbage site and Jeevan having a life threatening fever. However, every time the overcome a new challenge, Asha sees a bird who she believes to be her Nanjee. I liked this book. At the end, Asha sees her papa and takes him home.

Lady Lacey Hammersmith 21.08.2021


It was a great story but a bit long winded. Great characters

Fairy Morgana Dangerous 21.08.2021


This captivating novel is about a girl Asha who goes on a death-defying journey to find her father. Asha & the Spirit Bird is one of my favourite books; it has my three favourite genres combined- Adventure, Romance, Fantasy. I really enjoyed this bokk and it was hard to put down, for I always was eager to know what would happen next. This story is unique, with many twists and a taste of Indian culture. Bilan's award-winning book made me cry tears of joy, sadness and empathy- I shall definitely give this heart-warming masterpiece 5 stars!

Lady Cupcake Ketchup 30.07.2021


I really enjoyed this book and I loved Asha's adventure, I think it was a super fun book to read and would definitely recommend it!

Principal Esmerelda Sudoku 23.07.2021


The Indian setting for this ‘seeking parent’ quest is delightful and feels authentic - right down to the seediness of a big city and the jeopardy therein. We have a plucky heroine and a down to earth side kick (whom I liked rather better). I’m not convinced by the supernatural element but it is exciting and would appeal to children. My last quibble is the fact that it is written in the present historic - as so many children’s books now are. I always think it makes the writing seem more infantile but maybe that is just me. Overall it is fast paced and accessible and I would pitch it to averagely competent Year 4s and older children.

Anonymous 13.07.2021


I really enjoyed this book because it has a wonderful sense of adventure and although it is a little slow at the beginning, it is totally worth reading.

Principal Amazonia Banana 26.02.2021


My favourite character is Asha because she is courageous, brave and strong after what she did in the Himalaya mountains.

Judge Harmonica Mittens 08.01.2021


Asha’s dad lives in the city and and she misses him. But suddenly he stopped sending his wages and a ruthless moneylender ransacks their home . Asha comes up with a plan with her friend , Jeevan, to find her dad. But the journey is dangerous: they have to face mountains , hunger, tiredness and even snow leopards. Although, Asha has a sense that her nanijee (grandma ) is watching over her as a spirit bird .

Master Slip Arlington 10.09.2020


My favourite character was the spirit bird, always looking over Asha

Captain Iguana Moonbeam 05.09.2020


this was a book about bravery

Queen Sapphire Spaghetti-Hoops 01.09.2020


I loved this adventure book so much i couldn't put it down. I would recommend this to 10-13 confident readers.

Judge Esmerelda Rollercoaster 14.08.2020


This was a good book but bad in places.

Doctor Kiki Hedgehog 05.08.2020


This is such a great book. Asha is such an amazing character, the way she believes in her nanijee is wonderful and inspiring. So is the relationship she and her best friend Jeevan have, both willing to risk their lives for each other.

Fairy Fifi Racoon 02.08.2020

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