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Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5n/a4.370064
Eleven-year-old Neela dreams of being a famous musician, performing for admiring crowds on her traditional Indian stringed instrument. Her particular instrument was a gift from her grandmother—intricately carved with a mysterious-looking dragon.

When this special family heirloom vanishes from a local church, strange clues surface: a tea kettle ornamented with a familiar pointy-faced dragon, a threatening note, a connection to a famous dead musician, and even a legendary curse. The clues point all the way to India, where it seems that Neela’s instrument has a long history of vanishing and reappearing. Even if Neela does track it down, will she be able to stop it from disappearing again?

Sheela Chari’s debut novel is a finely tuned story of coincidence and fate, trust and deceit, music and mystery.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on July 26, 2011 by Hyperion Book CH
ISBN-10: 1423131630
ISBN-13: 9781423131632
3 Book Reviews
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  • AddisonThursday, December 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    i love this book it is cool
    • varity
      varityWednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:22 am55 stars
      This book is really good. It talks about a Indian Girl and her love of her instrument.I really like this book because it has a lot of suspense in it. So if you like mystery and suspense this is a good book for you!
      • varity
        varityMonday, November 9, 2015 at 11:03 am55 stars
        I am reading this book right now!