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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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Recommended Ages: Gr. 4-7

Plot Summary: After losing Emily's dad is a horrible car accident, Emily and her family move to a house that's been in the family for years. It's old, abandoned, and dirty. Emily and Navin discover a room with a lot of books and a strange necklace. Emily puts it on. They spend the first day cleaning and fall asleep on the floor. A loud sound wakes them up and they go to investigate. A weird monster eats Karen whole and Navin and Emily chase after to save her. They run into a monster that helps them and tells them where to go. They discover their great-grandpa Silas who is barely holding on to life waiting to talk to them. He tells Emily that she is Stonekeeper if she accepts the power that comes with it. Should Emily accept the power and the danger that comes with it? Will she be able to save her mom?

Setting: Norlen population 28,000

Characters:
Emily -
Navin - Emily's younger brother
David - Emily's dad
Karen - Emily's mom
Silas Charnon -

Recurring Themes: loss, moving, adventure, graphic novel

Controversial Issues: sad car crash in the very beginning of the book

Personal Thoughts: Starts with great character development and leads into a good balance of character development and action. Didn't remember what it was about two weeks later without opening the book again.

Genre: fantasy, action/adventure, graphic novel

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  pigeonlover | Aug 17, 2014 |
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 |
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:49 -0400)

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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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