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Nadia Aguiar

Nadia Aguiar

Nadia Aguiar worked in publishing in New York City for a number of years, and has also lived in Canada and London, but currently she lives on her own subtropical island of Bermuda, where she was born and raised. She is the author of The Book of Tamarind series, including The Lost Island of Tamarind, Secrets of Tamarind, and The Great Wave of Tamarind.

Hometown:
Bermuda

Fun Facts:
- The Pamela Jane, the boat in The Lost Island of Tamarind, is named after one of Nadia's aunts.
- In early drafts of the book, Maya's name was Ruby.
- Nadia grew up on Tamarind Vale Road
- All of Nadia's family members are from islands-Bermuda, the Azores, and Great Britain.

Favorite authors/books:
"Madeleine L'Engle; The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder; the May Bird books, by Jodi Lynn Anderson, which I discovered only recently-they have a wonderful, ensemble, Wizard of Oz feel; The Witches, by Roald Dahl-I loved that the witches had blue spit; Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome; Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White; Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Adult fiction: Alice Munro; Steven Millhauser; A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes. Recently I've also been reading a lot of popular science books."

The Great Wave of Tamarind

The Book of Tamarind

Nadia Aguiar
Square Fish
Square Fish

The Great Wave of Tamarind is the stunning standalone conclusion to Nadia Aguiar's critically acclaimed middle-grade Book of Tamarind trilogy.

Penny Nelson grew up listening to...

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Secrets of Tamarind

The Book of Tamarind

Nadia Aguiar
Feiwel & Friends
Feiwel & Friends

It's been four years since Maya, Simon, and Penny Nelson left the lost island of Tamarind. For Maya, the island is a nearly forgotten part of her childhood; for Penny, it's a secret place she can't...

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