Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood

Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood

by Varsha Bajaj
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Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj

What thirteen-year-old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star—in Bollywood! Now she's traveling to Mumbai to get to know her famous father. Abby is overwhelmed by the culture clash, the pressures of being the daughter of India's most famous celebrity, and the burden of keeping her identity a secret. But as she learns to navigate her new surroundings, she just might discover where she really belongs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807563632
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Varsha Bajaj is the author of several books for children including How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? and T is for Taj Mahal. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and two kids. This is her first middle grade novel.

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Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
russjsand More than 1 year ago
Mera naam Russell hai. Oh! Forgive me. I was just practicing my Hindi. Varsha Bajaj’s delightful novel Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood is filled with Hindi phrases that could come in handy someday—like when you finally get to the Taj Mahal or your new best friend in school is an Indian foreign exchange student. But lest you think that ASGTB is just a language lesson, I can quickly dispel that idea. Bajaj’s novel is a cleverly told tale with a smart, quirky, precocious heroine, Abby Spencer herself. Abby is a thirteen year old with her own life soundtrack playing in her head, a perfectly wonderful personal curse word (that has not even a touch of profanity attached,) a zest for life, and a sense of humor that is totally refreshing. Bajaj has created a character with a voice that is distinctive and highly entertaining. And Abby propels a story that is inventive and instructive. Besides learning a bit of Hindi, the reader gets lessons in the rich history and culture of India. And they are far from being dry and boring. The novel is an answer to a question that many single parent children must often ask: What if my father, whom I’ve never known, is someone who is quite important in a profession that sets him apart from 99.99% of the rest of the world? Author Bajaj answers that question with so much fun! Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood should be on everyone’s reading list, especially young girls and those who love them. Read it, yaar!