The School for Good and Evil

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Bruno, Iacopo
By (author): Chainani, Soman
Series: School For Good And Evil
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: April 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.62in x 5.12in x 1.08in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

The New York Times bestselling The School for Good and Evil, the first book in the series, is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. This paperback edition features an Extras section, giving readers a chance to see which school they'd be in and a Q&A with the author, Soman Chainani.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed-Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

Review Quote*Invention in overdrive…The School for Good and Evil is a comedic education by a writer primed to shoot to the head of the class.
Review Quote*"Rich and strange."
Review Quote*"A fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, humor, and a riddle that will keep you turning pages until the end."
Review Quote*"Chainani has imagined the world where fairy tales come to life, where for every fairy princess with a ‘Happily Ever After' in her future there is a villain with a tragic fate in store. But in The School for Good and Evil it's not always certain which is which."
Review Quote*"In Chainani's richly imagined world the action never lets up for a nano-second. Young readers won't be able to stop turning the pages till they reach the surprising and satisfying conclusion."
Review Quote*"Chainani takes the racing energy of Roald Dahl's language and combines it with the existential intensity of J.K. Rowling's plots to create his own universe. THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL uses the sorcery of words and the poetry of friendship to startle, enchant, and keep us turning pages."
Review Quote*"Wow. From the very first sentence, you know you're entering a thrilling world of strange fantasy... A wild and dangerous fairy tale ride. I loved this book."
Review Quote*"[A] whip-smart debut...If I could bewitch you all to read it, I would. Grade: A."
Biographical NoteSoman Chainani believes in fairy tales wholeheartedly. When studying at Harvard, he practically created his own fairy tale major. He is an acclaimed screenwriter and a graduate of the MFA Film Directing Program at Columbia University. His films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, and his writing awards include an honor from the Sun Valley Writer's Fellowship. He lives in New York City. You can visit Soman at www.nopressureproductions.com.