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The Serpent's Secret

(2018)
(The first book in the Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series)
A novel by

 
 
MEET KIRANMALA:
INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMON SLAYER

(Only she doesn't know it yet.)

On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey . . . until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories-like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world.

To complicate matters, two crush-worthy princes ring her doorbell, insisting they've come to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and battle demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld and the Rakkhoshi Queen in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it . . .

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Never a dull moment for our ordinary-girl-turned-demon-fighting-princess Kiranmala in this hilarious, action-packed romp. Also, there is snot. It's, like, everywhere. This combination of crucial elements is everything I love in a book. A brilliant beginning to a fresh (and potentially sticky) new series!" - Lisa McMann

"I was hooked from the first page, and the action-packed story never let me go. I adored Kiranmala's sass, courage, and confidence. She is a hero all readers will love." - Jennifer A Nielsen

"This funny, unique book feels like the spirit of A Wrinkle in Time married the awesomeness of Bengali folktales and had the coolest, fiercest Indian princess -- so much fun! Can Kiranmala save the rest of us next?" - Tui T Sutherland


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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)
Author(s): Sayantani DasGupta
ISBN: 1-338-18570-5 / 978-1-338-18570-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)
Author(s): Sayantani DasGupta
ISBN: 1-338-18571-3 / 978-1-338-18571-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) (1)
Author(s): Sayantani DasGupta
ISBN: 1-338-22574-X / 978-1-338-22574-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1
Author(s): Sayantani DasGupta
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1
Author(s): Sayantani DasGupta
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1
Author(s): Sayantani DasGupta
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1
Author(s): Sayantani DasGupta
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)
Author(s): Sayantani DasGupta
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA