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Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom

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Kiki Kallira is more of a worrier than a warrior - but today she will learn to be a hero. The mythical beasts she loves to draw have come to life, and she is the only one who can defeat them. A middle-grade fantasy inspired by Hindu legends about anxiety, creativity and finding your own strengths. For 8+ fans of Abi Elphistone and The Land of Roar.

Kiki Kallira has always been a worrier. Did she lock the front door? Is there a terrible reason her mum is late? Recently her anxiety has been getting out of control, but one thing that has always soothed her is drawing. Kiki's sketchbook is full of fantastical doodles of the Hindu myths and legends her mother has told her since she was tiny.

One day, her sketchbook's calming effect is broken when her mythological characters begin springing to life and Kiki is pulled into the mystical world she drew.

There, she discovers the band of rebel kids who protect the kingdom, as well as an ancient, monstrous god bent on total destruction. Kiki must overcome her fear and anxiety to save both worlds - the real and the imagined - from his wrath.

But how can a girl armed with only a pencil defeat something so powerful?

'A fast-paced, vivid and exciting adventure story with real heart, I couldn't stop reading! ' - Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike series

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  • 'Like a warrior choosing her sword or a witch choosing her wand, I, Kiki Kallira, had to choose my new sketchbook' 'I draw things! I can't stop an Asura king.' (with 'draw' in italics) 'I yanked my thumbnail away from my mouth and reached instead for the pencil in the pocket of my pyjamas. It helped, a little.' 'I clenched my hands inside the pockets of my pyjamas. One of them curled around my pencil and it made me feel a little better. Braver.' Kiki Kallira is not your traditional hero, she is 'a girl who is more comfortable with her pencil than with a sword.'
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Sangu Mandanna was four years old when she was chased by an elephant and wrote her first story about it and decided that this was what she wanted to do with her life. Seventeen years later, she read Frankenstein. It sent her into a writing frenzy that became The Lost Girl, a novel about death and love and the tie that binds the two together. Sangu now lives

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