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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ravina Thakkar  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


-- Ravina Thakkar on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Thakkar lives in Plainfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

When Thakkar was eight years old, she wanted to become an author. She started writing her book The Adventure of a Lifetime. Thakkar has cystic fibrosis and her wish was to become a published author. At the age of thirteen and with the help of Make a Wish Foundation, Thakkar's book has been published.

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Titles At Your Library

The Adventure of a Lifetime
ISBN: 1402269145

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 2013

What happens when the story comes to life?

Nine-year-old Betty Hilmar thinks her life couldn't possibly be more boring. That's why she's always reading her favorite book, Amber the Brave. Amber gets to battle supervillians, slay dragons, and have incredible adventures that Betty only dreams of. But everything changes when Betty receives a mysterious new book.

Suddenly, Betty finds herself in the middle of one of Amber's top secret missions. Together, she and Amber must stop the evil Doctor Sly from taking over the world, and as they race from one danger to the next, Betty learns that being a sidekick is no piece of cake.

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