The Chaos Monster (Secrets of the Sky #1) (Hardcover)

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Ten-year-old Kinjal knows something strange is going on. But he does not expect his dog, Thums-up, to disappear before his eyes in the middle of the night! Even stranger, two enormous flying horses appear and insist on taking Kinjal and his twin sister, Kiya, to a place they have never heard of: the Sky Kingdom. The twins have no choice but to go if they want to see their dog again, even if that isn't why the winged pakkhiraj horses showed up in the first place. They have come to this dimension to seek help -- bees are disappearing, along with the nectar the horses need to survive.

Whisked away to a magical realm, the twins must use Kiya's scientific skills and Kinjal's love of books and language to help the horses. Once there, they discover that the disappearance of the bees is more nefarious than they thought, and the plot goes all the way to the top.

About the Author

Sayantani DasGupta is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Bengali folktale and string theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books, the first of which -- The Serpent's Secret -- was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Best Middle Grade Novel of the 21st Century, and an E. B. White Read Aloud Honor Book. She is also the author of Debating Darcy, a contemporary young adult reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Sayantani is a pediatrician by training, but now teaches at Columbia University. When she's not writing or reading, Sayantani spends time watching cooking shows with her trilingual children and protecting her black Labrador retriever Khushi from the many things that scare him, including plastic bags. She is a team member of We Need Diverse Books, and can be found online at and on Twitter at @sayantani16.

Praise For…

"A magical adventure bursting with humor, heart, and even flying horses!" – Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of Whatever After and Best Wishes

“Readers will love being swept away on adventures with Kinjal, Kiya, the themes of survival and our interconnectedness, and the magic of different realms. A perfect start to an exciting series for young fantasy readers!" —Hena Khan, author of Amina’s Voice and the Zara’s Rules series

"An exciting, magic-filled story that will leave readers inspired." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338766738
ISBN-10: 1338766732
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Secrets of the Sky