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Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel, Book One


Series
A Pandava Novel

by
Roshani Chokshi

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Imprint
Disney-Hyperion
ISBN
9781368012355

Awards and Honors
ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
Kirkus Best Books, Middle-Grade - 2018
School Library Journal Best Books - 2018
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence
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In the first book of a new series based on Hindu mythology, a twelve-year-old girl sets a cosmic showdown in motion when she lights an ancient lamp on a dare.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.7: points 12

Lexile

630L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

18

JLG Release

Aug 2018

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Seventh grader Aru should never have lit the ancient lamp. When she put the lighter to the wick, the world froze and she released the awful Sleeper. Aru is suddenly launched into the world of the gods and surrounded by mythical characters come to life. Aru discovers she is a Pandava, born with the soul of one of the five brothers featured in the Mahabharata. She also has a soul sister, Mini, to assist her in this quest—highly unusual for a Pandava. Aru and Mini must enter the Kingdom of Death to find out the secret that will destroy the Sleeper. Rick Riordan writes the introduction to this book that has a similar tone and pacing to his popular “Percy Jackson“ series, but Chokshi brings her own sensibility and style. Using Hindu mythology as the foundation, Chokshi has created an exciting adventure around a coming-of-age tale. A glossary provides readers with a basic introduction to the various traditional stories that Chokshi drew from. Just as “Percy Jackson“ led tweens to a deeper exploration and appreciation of classic Greek mythology, Chokshi’s tale will likely inspire a similar demand for traditional Indian mythology. VERDICT An enthralling start to a series that Riordan fans and anyone in the mood for a high-octane adventure will love.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Seventh grader Aru should never have lit the ancient lamp. When she put the lighter to the wick, the world froze and she released the awful Sleeper. Aru is suddenly launched into the world of the gods and surrounded by mythical characters come to life. Aru discovers she is a Pandava, born with the soul of one of the five brothers featured in the Mahabharata. She also has a soul sister, Mini, to assist her in this quest—highly unusual for a Pandava. Aru and Mini must enter the Kingdom of Death to find out the secret that will destroy the Sleeper. Rick Riordan writes the introduction to this book that has a similar tone and pacing to his popular “Percy Jackson“ series, but Chokshi brings her own sensibility and style. Using Hindu mythology as the foundation, Chokshi has created an exciting adventure around a coming-of-age tale. A glossary provides readers with a basic introduction to the various traditional stories that Chokshi drew from. Just as “Percy Jackson“ led tweens to a deeper exploration and appreciation of classic Greek mythology, Chokshi’s tale will likely inspire a similar demand for traditional Indian mythology. VERDICT An enthralling start to a series that Riordan fans and anyone in the mood for a high-octane adventure will love.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA

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