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  • Published: 22 August 2023
  • ISBN: 9781368073172
  • Imprint: Disney Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $14.99

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities

New Stories About Mythic Heroes




A cave monster . . . an abandoned demon . . . a ghost who wants to erase history . . . a killer commandant . . . These are just some of the challenges confronting the young heroes in this highly entertaining anthology. 

All but one of the heroes previously starred in a popular book from Rick Riordan Presents. You'll be reunited with Aru Shah, Zane Obispo, Min the fox spirit, Sal and Gabi, Gum Baby, Nizhoni Begay, Paola Santiago, Sikander Aziz, and Riley Oh. Who is the new hero? Read Rick Riordan's short story to find out! 

Ten bestselling and award-winning middle grade authors contributed to this collection: Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, and Rick Riordan, who also served as the editor. 

The cultures represented by these own-voices stories are: Indian, Mesoamerican, Korean, Cuban, Black American, African, Navajo, Mexican, Mesopotamian, and Celtic.

There's something for everyone in this best-selling collection of fast-paced and funny adventure stories that show what it takes to be a hero in any time, setting, and universe.
Read more about the heroes in these best-selling books:

  • Rick Riordan Presents: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  • Rick Riordan Presents: The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • Rick Riordan Presents: City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda
  • Rick Riordan Presents: The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents ten original stories--including his own--about  heroes that by top best middle grade authors. Now in trade paperback.

A cave monster . . . an abandoned demon . . . a ghost who wants to erase history . . . a killer commandant . . . These are just some of the challenges confronting the young heroes in this highly entertaining anthology. 

All but one of the heroes previously starred in a popular book from Rick Riordan Presents. You'll be reunited with Aru Shah, Zane Obispo, Min the fox spirit, Sal and Gabi, Gum Baby, Nizhoni Begay, Paola Santiago, Sikander Aziz, and Riley Oh. Who is the new hero? Read Rick Riordan's short story to find out! 

Ten bestselling and award-winning middle grade authors contributed to this collection: Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, and Rick Riordan, who also served as the editor. 

The cultures represented by these own-voices stories are: Indian, Mesoamerican, Korean, Cuban, Black American, African, Navajo, Mexican, Mesopotamian, and Celtic.

There's something for everyone in this best-selling collection of fast-paced and funny adventure stories that show what it takes to be a hero in any time, setting, and universe.
Read more about the heroes in these best-selling books:

  • Rick Riordan Presents: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  • Rick Riordan Presents: The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • Rick Riordan Presents: City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda
  • Rick Riordan Presents: The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim
  • Published: 22 August 2023
  • ISBN: 9781368073172
  • Imprint: Disney Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson's story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.

Visit the author online rickriordan.com

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