The School for Good and Evil (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the School for Good and Evil series.
- #2: The School for Good and Evil #2: A World without Princes (Paperback): $8.99
- #3: The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After (Paperback): $8.99
- #4: The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory (Paperback): $8.99
- #5: The School for Good and Evil #5: A Crystal of Time (Paperback): $8.99
- #6: The School for Good and Evil #6: One True King (Hardcover): $17.99
Unlikely best friends Sophie and Agatha have the bonds of their friendship pushed to the limit when they are kidnapped and enrolled into the School for Good Evil. There's just one problem- Sophie is positive she's been sorted into the wrong school. Oh, and the girls may just be arch-enemies set to destroy one another in their own fairytale! The most honorable thing about Chainani's work in this series is the care he takes to explore all the nuances, difficulties, and joys possible in every kind of female friendship. That's something that young girls desperately need to read. It's clearly a priority for him, which makes him a priority for me!
-- Haley— From Haley P. Staff Picks
The New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.
Start here to follow Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school from the beginning! 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—as well as a beautifully redesigned cover.
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?
Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to the beloved series, The School for Good and Evil #6: One True King, available June 2020!
About the Author
Soman Chainani’s first five novels in the School for Good and Evil series each debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. The series has sold over 2 million copies, has been translated into 29 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture.
A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, Soman has made films that have played all over the world, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, the CAPE Foundation, and the Sun Valley Writers’ Fellowship.
When he’s not telling stories, 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. You can visit Soman at www.somanchainani.net.
Iacopo Bruno is a graphic designer and illustrator. He is also the illustrator of the acclaimed books Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France and Anything But Ordinary Addie, both by Mara Rockliff. He lives and works in Milan, Italy, with his wife, Francesca. Learn more about Iacopo at www.theworldofdot.com and www.iacopobruno.blogspot.it.
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 and Matchless
“Rich and strange.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“A fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, humor, and a riddle that will keep you turning pages until the end.”
— Ann M. Martin, author of the bestselling Babysitter’s Club series
“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.”
— David Magee, screenwriter of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland
“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.”
— Tor Seidler, author of Mean Margaret, a National Book Award Finalist
“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.”
— Maria Tatar, Chair of Folklore and Mythology Program, Harvard University and Editor of The Classic Fairy Tales
“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 bestselling Goosebumps series
“[A] whip-smart debut...If I could bewitch you all to read it, I would. Grade: A.”
— Entertainment Weekly