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Soman Chainani

Biography

Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani is the author of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL: A World Without Princes, and THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL: The Last Ever After, which all debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. The series has been translated into languages across six continents and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures.
 
As a writer and film director, Soman’s films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes, and his writing awards include the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship.
 
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... until he started writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time.

Soman Chainani

Books by Soman Chainani

by Soman Chainani - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever. For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone. When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them...

Written by Soman Chainani with illustrations by Michael Blank - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Friendship

Every year, students flock to the School for Good and Evil, ready to prepare for life in a fairy tale. The highest-ranked students become the heroes and villains of the fairy tales, while the lowest end up enchanted animals or plants (if they’re lucky, that is). This handbook is a personal guide to help students to the top of their class --- from surviving Uglification, to picking your own sidekick or henchman, to earning a part in the yearly school musical and so much more.

by Soman Chainani - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their storybook is about to be rewritten --- and this time theirs isn't the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save them? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they've been searching for?

by Soman Chainani - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Witches and princesses reside at the School for Girls, where they've been inspired to live a life without princes, while Tedros and the boys are camping in Evil's old towers. A war is brewing between the schools, but can Agatha and Sophie restore the peace? Can Sophie stay good with Tedros on the hunt? And whose heart does Agatha's belong to --- her best friend or her prince?

by Soman Chainani - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

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, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?