An advert in the "Calcutta Gazette" is looking for an apprentice draughtsman to accompany a scholar on an expedition to record avian life in Bengal. How can Anila Tandy, left to fend for herself in a city of rogues, dare to apply for a position that is clearly not meant for her? But the talented "Bird Girl of Calcutta" has never shrunk from a challenge. And perhaps this voyage up the Ganges might be just the thing to equip Anila in her search for her father, missing for years and presumed dead.

Anila's Journey 2008, Walker Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781406306590


Anila's Journey 2008, Candlewick Press (MA), Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780763639167