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THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix – starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young and more!
The battle between Good and Evil begins.
Two brothers. One Good. One Evil.
Go back in time to the beginning of the School for Good and Evil and uncover the never-before-told events leading up to Sophie and Agatha’s dramatic arrival and the beginning of their epic fairy tale.
Together, they watch over the Endless Woods. Together, they choose the students for the School for Good and Evil. Together they train them, teach them, prepare them for their fate.
Then, something happens. Something that will change everything and everyone. Who will survive? Who will rule the School?
The journey starts here. With magic, surprises and daring deeds at every turn, courage and loyalty will be put to the test, only to lead you to the very beginning of the adventures that are The School for Good and Evil.
Praise for The School for Good and Evil
“Reimagines the world of fairy tales and will make you question who is good and who is evil. Loved it!” – Rick Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson series
“A fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, and humour… that will keep you turning pages until the end.” –Newbury Award-winning author Ann M. Martin
“T’will enchant young girls and boys alike with its twisted take on the classic fairytales.” –The Bookbag
“Dark, funny and entertaining” – Teenlibrarian.co.uk
“Amazing!!! Brilliant!!! PERFECTO!!! Mindblowing!!! Love it. Absolutely LOVE it.” – Ava
“This book is amazing!! It really kept me up all night and I could not wait to finish it! GO AND READ IT. SERIOUSLY. GO, GO, GO!” – Anna, Goodreads
About the author
Soman Chainani studied at Harvard, practically creating his own fairytale major. He is also an acclaimed screenwriter, whose films have played at more than 150 film festivals, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes. When he’s not telling stories or teaching, Soman is a die-hard tennis player. You can visit Soman online at www.somanchainani.net.
In this provocative prequel to the School for Good and Evil series, Chainani expands on the world's mythos by returning to the institution's earliest days. Following golden-skinned Rhian and "milky-white" Rafal's appointments as Masters at the School for Good and Evil, the school and the twins' relationship maintains a precarious balance between the opposing ideologies as they recruit new students. But when the Storian, the magical sentient pen that chronicles fairy tales, unexpectedly selects petty thief and con artist Aladdin, who cues as Middle Eastern, for Good instead of Evil, that balance tips toward chaos. Rafal's departure from the school necessitates a new Evil Master, and pirate James Hook's sudden appearance sows bad blood between the brothers, culminating in a battle for the school's very purpose as fairy tale purveyors. Lush and realistic illustrations are interspersed throughout. An attempted love spell gone awry is largely unexamined, which raises questions regarding consent, and queer themes are thinly explored. While this tale is enriched by previous series knowledge, and fans will enjoy watching the narrative foreshadow events to come, it is still accessible to newcomers. An episodic, adventurous fantasy offering. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8 12. Agent: Peter Knapp, Park & Fine Literary and Media.