The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani

ISBN
9780008508050
Pub date
01/09/2022
Imprint
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Binding
Paperback
Format
B Format 129x198mm
Extent
528 pages
Price
£7.99
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Book Overview


Soon to be a major Netflix film starring Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young, and many more!

The first in the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series. A dark and enchanting fantasy adventure perfect for those who prefer their fairy tales with a twist.

Two best friends have been chosen to be students at the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. One will train for Good, one will become Evil’s new hope. Each thinks they know where they belong, but when they are swept into the Endless Woods, they’re switched into the opposite schools. Together they’ll discover who they really are and what they are capable of. . . because the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through it.

Features cover artwork from Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil film and includes Soman Chainani’s exclusive on-set movie diary!

About the author


Soman Chainani belives in fairy tales even more than the children of Gavaldon do. While studying at Harvard, he practically created his own ‘fairy tale’ major and wrote his thesis on why evil women make such irresistible fairy-tale villains.Soman is also an acclaimed screenwriter, whose films have played at more than 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes.When he’s not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years. Then he started writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time.You can visit Soman online at www.somanchainani.net.

Reviews


  • ‘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 Percy Jackson series
  • ‘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’ Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked
  • ‘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’ R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series
  • ‘A fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, humour and a riddle that will keep you turning pages until the end’ Ann M. Martin, author of the Babysitter’s Club series
  • ‘A whip-smart debut . . . If I could bewitch you all to read it, I would. Grade: A’ Entertainment Weekly
  • ‘The School for Good and Evil isn’t just a fantasy series. It’s a low-key empire’ NPR
  • ‘An imaginative way to leave black-and-white thinking behind’ Publishers Weekly
  • ‘A funny frightening and fully satisfying novel that explores the meaning of true love and the vast grey area between good and evil’ San Francisco Chronicle