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?


288 Pages | ISBN13 9780143332527
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Sheela Chari
Sheela Chari
Sheela Chari was born in Bangalore, India, and now lives in New York. She has degrees from Stanford University, Boston University, and New York University, where she eceived an MFA in creative writing. Vanished is her first novel. It was chosen as a 2012 Children's Literature Honor Book by the Asian/Pacific-American Library Association (APALA), nominated for an Edgars Award for best juvenile mystery, and was featured as an Al's Book Club Pick on the Today show.
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