Meet the five authors vying for the 2019 Costa Book of the Year award

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on January 28.

Children’s Book: Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan

Jasbinder Bilan’s debut follows Asha, a young girl living in India who must embark on a dangerous quest across the Himalayas to find her father with the help of a green-eyed tiger and a bird Asha believes is the spirit of her grandmother. Bookseller calls the middle-grade novel “a vibrant adventure with a rich seam of magical realism.”

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