|Chaos monster (Secrets of the sky)
Author: DasGupta, Sayantani
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. They have come to this dimension to seek help--bees are disappearing, along with the nectar the horses need to survive. To see their dog again, they agree to help the horses.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (09/01/23)
The Hornbook (00/07/23)
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Booklist - 08/08/2023 DasGupta (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series) returns to exceptional middle-grade storytelling with a new set of adventures that follows 10-year-old twins Kiya and Kinjal, who become unexpected heroes in a different dimension. As the twins explore the Sky Kingdom to solve mysterious events occurring around them, they soon realize that their missing dog is only one of the issues at hand. This dimension is in need of assistance, and they are the only ones who can help. The twins must utilize their specialized interests and passions—Kinjal’s bibliophilic and linguistic skills and Kiya’s scientific talents—to solve the chain of mysteries, from their missing dog to the disappearance of vital bees. Fans of fast-paced, high-stakes stories featuring sibling dynamics and middle-grade mystery will love indulging in this new story by DasGupta, which features memorable and likable fraternal twin protagonists and magical creatures and mayhem galore. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.