Penguin UK, Feb 15, 2013 - 224 pages
The veena had vanished . . . again? There are no coincidences. Eleven-year-old Neela dreams of being a famous musician—until her instrument goes missing. It was a gift from her grandmother, an antique veena, intricately carved with a mysterious dragon.What Neela soon discovers is that the veena’s vanishing is no accident but part of a chain of disappearances involving a dead musician, a new girl at school, and an age-old curse. On a journey that takes her from Harvard Square to Chennai, Neela sets out to find her precious veena, learn the truth behind the curse, and discover what it means to be a true musician. Will Neela be able to track down her family heirloom and stop it from disappearing again?
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