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Kiki Kallira Conquers a Curse

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"Indian folklore meets fantasy adventure in this captivating novel . . . An action-packed, evocative portrayal of courage, friendship, and belonging." —Kirkus Reviews on Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom.

Fresh off the exciting discovery that her sketches of a beautiful kingdom and band of rebel kids have come to life in another world, Kiki Kallira has an unexpected visitor. One of those rebel kids has come into the real world to ask for her help—again. The river Kaveri, a crucial source of water for Mysore, has suddenly vanished! With no water to grow food or for wildlife to drink, Kiki's kingdom is doomed.

Kiki enters her sketchbook once again, and her search for answers reveals the origin of the Kaveri: it's actually a princess from long ago who was transformed into water by a terrible curse. It's up to Kiki and her friends to restore the river without sacrificing the princess again—easier said than done! And with her mounting anxiety, enemies seeking to stop her, and a city growing weaker by the minute, Kiki's confidence falters. Will she be able to unravel the curse and save her kingdom before it's too late?

Sangu Mandanna is the author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular WitchesKiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom, and several other novels about magic, monsters and myths. She lives in Norwich, a city in the east of England, with her husband and three kids. 


"Enchanting and deeply captivating."
Kirkus Reviews

"A stunning and adventurous sequel."
—Utopia State of Mind

"A perfect blend of imaginative storytelling and exploration of personality-shaping themes. Sangu Mandanna has shown herself to be an author capable of managing this delicate balance in a highly emotive and engaging manner."
—Black Girls Create





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