Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Found another great author! I picked up The Conch Bearer on tape for us to listen to in the car and we really enjoyed it. Set in India, it is about a boy who winds up being chosen as the Conch Bearer…a magical item that has been stolen. The Brotherhood of the Conch needs help in getting it back. The audio book was really well done, really brought us into the story of the journey. Lots of magic and really interesting backdrop of a different culture.

And there is a sequel – The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming This picked up the story after Anand has been accepted into the Brotherhood. He has to go to save Master Healer Abhaydatta and in doing so travels back in time. It is subtitled Book II of the Brotherhood of the Conch, so hopefully that means that there are more to come.


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2 Responses to Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

  1. Kris says:

    Sounds interesting – can you share an age range?

  2. Hmmm…well Jason is 9 and loved it. Kyle is 6 and seemed to like it but I am not sure how much he really followed it (we listened to it in the car). Not sure what the reading level would be since we listened to it.

    Amazon says 4th-7th grade. I know that I really enjoyed it.