Bollywood Babes

Bollywood Babes

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by Narinder Dhami
     
 

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Those fiesty Bindi Babes are back – and someone tougher than their auntie has moved in too!

Geena, Amber and Jazz throw a Bollywood party to raise funds for their school. They plan to deliver a real Bollywood actress for a live performance but their star turns out to more of a handful than they ever expected!

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Those fiesty Bindi Babes are back – and someone tougher than their auntie has moved in too!

Geena, Amber and Jazz throw a Bollywood party to raise funds for their school. They plan to deliver a real Bollywood actress for a live performance but their star turns out to more of a handful than they ever expected!

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Publishers Weekly
Series fans will delight in new episodes for reading through the long winter's nights. Bollywood Babes by Narinder Dhami picks up where last year's Bindi Babes left off, with the Dhillon sisters-Amber, Geena and Jazz-welcoming a has-been movie star from India into their home. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
"Bollywood" is India's film industry answer to Hollywood, with a difference. This British import set in an English Indian community fills in all those differences as teeny-bopper sisters Amber, Geena, and Jazz adopt a homeless, over-the-hill singing and dancing star in hopes of making money for their school's big social event. Molly Mahal may be terrible on film, but her star aura soon takes over everyone's life. Twelve-year-old Amber narrates this amusing remake of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" with escalating horror. First Molly steals Auntie's wardrobe. Will she steal Auntie's teacher beau next? Even worse, will she run off with their widowed Dad? Tune in to watch how a pro works her audience. Better still, tune in for an inside view of how an Indian community works within the broader British society. Dhami's writing style is light and easy, her characters suitably giggly and boy conscious—a perfect match for reluctant preteen readers. 2005, Delacorte, Ages 8 up.
—Kathleen Karr
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-In this sequel to Bindi Babes (Delacorte, 2004), Geena, Amber, and Jazz come to the aid of a former Bollywood star who's fallen on hard times. The sisters are hoping that Molly Mahal will liven up their school's upcoming fundraising event, but they underestimate the turmoil she will cause when they offer to let her stay in their house for an indeterminate time. All of the males in the novel fall under Molly's spell, including the girls' widowed father and their teacher; but the sisters and their aunt are obliged to wait on the self-absorbed diva hand and foot, and it is unclear whether she has any intention of helping with the school's economic crisis. Dhami's pacing and scene-setting are more cinematic than novelistic; there is little differentiation among the sisters, leaving readers unfamiliar with the previous book confused, and the setting is equally sketchy. While fans of the first title may enjoy this book, it is not a first purchase.-Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The Bindi Babes-Geena, Amber and Jazz Dhillon-the popular and altogether likable Indian tweens from England, are back. Their school fundraiser's Bollywood theme prompts them to track down Molly Mahal, a former Bollywood icon whose career ended with a scandalous affair, to ask her to be the guest of honor. When the girls find her about to be evicted, however, they instead ask her to live with them. Ever the diva, Molly demands to be waited on, steals attention from every male, makes the girls' widowed father notice women again, has level-headed Auntie losing her cool and sets the sisters scheming to rid themselves of their house guest. The Dhillons discover that under the bangles and media hype, Molly has a conscience and knows how to unite a community. Dhami's skillful blend of Indian culture, lighthearted escapades and serious subject matter introduced through humor will leave readers anticipating the next sequel. (Fiction. 12-14)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307514707
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Narinder Dhami began teaching in London. She is best known for the novelization of the hit British movie Bend It Like Beckham. Check out her Web site at www.narinderdhami.com.

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