When their family falls on hard times, thirteen-year-old Lila and her twelve-year-old brother, Hari, try desperately to keep their home intact--an almost impossible task until Hari gets a chance to go to Bombay and returns with some positive plans for the future.
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Anita Desai was born and brought up in India and has written widely for both adults and children. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has won the Guardian Fiction Award.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003967661
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004069736
Book Description Heinemann Young Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0434934364 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Bookseller Inventory # Z0434934364Z2
Book Description Heinemann Young Books 01/11/1982, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Mild wear to jacket, with scuffs and discolouration. Light knocks to boards. Content is fine. Pencil notation to ffep. Bookseller Inventory # 026711-13
Book Description Heinemann. 1990. 0434934364, 1990. HB. No DW. VG. Bookseller Inventory # 3067
Book Description Heinemann, London, 1990. Pictorial Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007919
Book Description Heinemann Educational, London, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A fine good copy in very good d/w of this the first edition. Inscribed on the title page to Stephanie Nettell and signed by Anita Desai dated 1985. Stephanie Nettell, children's book editor of the influential British newspaper the Guardian from 1978 to 1992. Originally editor of the literary magazine Books and Bookmen, Nettell made the Guardian children's book pages superlative, often employing leading writers as reviewers. In 1992 she was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her outstanding work in children's literature journalism. Altogether a nice literary association. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Signed By the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 045985