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The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Kazu Kibuishi

Series: Amulet (1)

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Title:The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)
Authors:Kazu Kibuishi
Info:GRAPHIX (2008), Paperback, 192 pages
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Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi (2008)

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The first book in this series can easily be read in one sitting (I devoured the entire volume while waiting for a hair appointment). The illustrations are animated and enthralling, pulling the reader into Emily's world and discoveries. Brave, resourceful and smart, she is a character children will admire and love. ( )
  LibbyHopfauf | Mar 18, 2014 |
After the tragic death of their father, a girl and her younger brother move with their mother to a house in the woods that was once owned by her great-grandfather. Their mother is lured into the basement and abducted by a hideous monster, drawing them all into a secret world filled with creatures, demons, and robots. The monsters are scary and highlight how alone and unprotected the children are, but the robots are friendly and amusing, and make the world the children are entering more entertaining. The writing style and themes within the book are understandable and not too frightening for younger readers, and the artwork expresses emotion and action very well, without being too graphic. The story has depth and well developed characters, and is a compelling introduction to the series. ( )
  Honanb | Mar 17, 2014 |
This is a god introduction into fantasy for a reluctant reader. The graphic novel offers lots of engaging pictures to help the reader along. The story is very engaging and leads into a whole series of books.
  polochick | Mar 17, 2014 |
The illustrations alone make this an unforgettable graphic novel. Kibuishi does a great job as a story teller and illustrator. We follow two characters after they suffers a devastating loss. They soon find themselves facing a sinister creature from the depths of their mother's basement. A really cool read for kids and adult fans of graphic novels.
  Tvickrey | Mar 11, 2014 |
After the tragic loss of her father, Emily, her mom, and her brother move to an old house belonging to the mom's grandpa. Inside the house lurks danger. When Emily's mom is taken to another world, Emily, her brother, and an Amulet Emily found travel into this other world to save the mom. The colors used are intense. Dark blues, blacks, grays, deep reds, soft yellows. The colors help create the sense of scene throughout the book and set the tone. There are some intense images in this book, beginning with the death of the father. Some ugly monsters add to its dark appeal, yet the main characters and friendly supporting characters keep the book from getting too scary. The images have a lot of great detail. Much of the story takes place in an underground world, and Kibuishi did well providing plenty of detail in his drawings to show the reader exactly what this strange world looks like. The text and images work well together to tell the whole story.
  foraclass | Mar 8, 2014 |
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For all its flaws, this is a well-written book. It’s quick-paced and keeps your interest from the first page until the last. You don’t have to worry about young readers getting bored in the middle and not finishing the book.
 
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439846811, Paperback)

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a talking fox, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a mission.

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.

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"After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves" -- from publisher's web site.… (more)

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