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Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about 12-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school.

While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?

One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.

But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.

The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

Includes a bonus PDF of the book's glossary.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Roshani Chokshi (P)2018 Listening Library

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SIGH & Grumble

I was very excited about the premise of this book. A heroine of Indian ethnicity & Indian Mythology.
However Aru our protagonist is very hard to root for or like or care about.
I listened to this with my kids and we just could not get into the story.
Aru is not fully fleshed out and is unrelatable.
I.just.couldnt.

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  • L. McCullough
  • 2018-04-14

A wonderful book for strong girls

My girls loved Aru and all her adventures. They loved her personality (sassy) and her bravery. I would recommend this to anyone with daughters looking for vulnerable yet strong girl characters.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kime Ventura
  • 2018-04-19

A fascinating tale of magic and heroism!

Oh the adventure, the humor and the suspense! Our entire family really enjoyed this book! The characters are written and narrated so well that they became alive for us. We are anxiously waiting for the next book!

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • P. Dennis
  • 2019-05-13

It was amazing.

If you want to read a action packed novel this is the perfect book for you.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Heather Looney
  • 2019-03-05

Loved it

Really good interesting and makes me want to read the rest of the series I recommend

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  • Jamie W.
  • 2019-02-22

Aru Shah is clever

The main character feels very relatable and realistic. The supporting cast is engaging and charismatic. It's got good pacing and strong, positive messages. Definitely a story worth sharing with kids.

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  • Breeze Odeen
  • 2019-02-13

Awesome

Really good,I liked Aru and boo was quite funny I can't wait for the next book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Consumer
  • 2019-02-09

JUST PLAIN GENIUS!

She is just plain genius!
Old stories told in different light with a 21st century flair and a modern feministic twist. There's humor when you don't expect it. It's fantasy at its best. And just super fun to read.

I'm buying this book for myself and my nieces as well. I think it's just so powerful to read about every day girls becoming heroes! And if you are Indian, you also get to teach about the religion/culture without the misogynistic parts :D
Thank you so much!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-16

Looovve it😆♥️♥️♥️

I love this !!!! I love all the mythology.it’s so interesting!and I love 💗 How complex the story is!😁I don’t really use emojis but with this one I have to!

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  • OwlMama
  • 2018-09-22

Wonderfully Complex, Rich, Captivating Story

I purchased this book for my 5-year-old daughter because of the review that said it is a good book for strong girls. I'm so glad I did!

What a wonderfully complex, rich, and captivating story that bridges cultures and worlds in the realm of fantasy and reality. There are no good and bad characters - just characters with strengths and weaknesses, who are all at different places in relation to their own evolution.

My 5y listened to this the whole way through and, when it was done, immediately started listening to it again. We turn it on for her and she just goes into her own world, making art, playing, and intently engaging with the story. I cannot interrupt it to say anything to her without pressing pause or she is livid! This story, through the artistry of the novelist and the performance of the storyteller, is alive for her. And I like it, too! I have found myself referring back to tidbits from the story, and sharing them with my husband as personal teachings in ethics and values throughout the week.

Can't wait for the next in this series!!

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  • Alfie Leo
  • 2018-08-21

A joy

I loved this so much. If it is almost the same as Percy Jackson in some ways but wholly original in others. I can’t wait for the other books.