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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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This book was recommended to me by a young girl. She said it was super intense! Well she was right! Very fast paced, suspensful and it grabs your attention. It starts off with a very sad scene and continues through out the story. I was not so fond of the ending for book 1 so I will not keep reading the series. It felt like the story was just another repeat of other similar stories. However, I did enjoy the illustrations. ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
The beginning of this graphic novel, from pages 2-9, is intensely gripping. Em and her parents are in a car accident, and while Em tries desperately to save her father from going over a cliff, she is not successful: a somber way to start a story. However, as the novel progresses and elements of the supernatural, somewhere between fantasy and science fiction, emerge, my interest started to wane. The tentacled monster, pink bunny, giant mushrooms doubling as parachutes, and flying spaceships that suddenly become Em's and brother Navin's reality are a severe departure from the opening scene. The power of the amulet, the children's great grandfather, and a foreshadowing of a great destiny to come are enticing concepts, and I am curious about what lies ahead in the multiple sequels. I saw a seventh grader engrossed in Amulet #6 just last week! Seems the books are very popular.

I believe that this book would qualify as a merging of genres, as elements of both fantasy and science fiction are present. An interesting project for kids would be to identify within several frames the different elements. In terms of writing, an engaging way to interact with a graphic novel is to have students select a few frames with no text or dialogue and write the narrative that could accompany them. "A picture tells a thousand words," or at least a few dozen! In this way, students would be using an already created image (the drawing within the frame) to construct original dialogue or description that would serve to enhance skills in narrative writing. ( )
  SueStolp | Jan 26, 2016 |
After Emily and Navin’s father tragically passes away, their mother moves them into their great-grandfather’s creepy old house. A strange creature abducts their mother and they are off to an underground world to find and rescue her. Emily who found her great-grandfather’s amulet wears the necklace which gives her advice. She isn’t sure if the amulet has good intentions or bad. In this strange world Emily and Navin encounter her great-grandfather and his mechanical creations, but they also meet scary demons and odd talking animals. Their mission becomes more convoluted and terrifying as they go.

This is the first book in what seems to be a dark, fantasy grpahic novel series for middle readers that has enough intrigue for older readers as well. I adored Miskit, a robot rabbit created by their great-grandfather that assists Emily and Navin on their journey. The mechanical creations are my favorite part of this graphic novel along with colorful and fantastical illustrations that brought the story to life. The action sequences are a bit confusing at times, so take your time to follow their travels. There are quite a few loose ends that will encourage readers to pick-up the next volume. Fans of Zita the Spacegirl will like this series too. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
After Emily and Navin’s father tragically passes away, their mother moves them into their great-grandfather’s creepy old house. A strange creature abducts their mother and they are off to an underground world to find and rescue her. Emily who found her great-grandfather’s amulet wears the necklace which gives her advice. She isn’t sure if the amulet has good intentions or bad. In this strange world Emily and Navin encounter her great-grandfather and his mechanical creations, but they also meet scary demons and odd talking animals. Their mission becomes more convoluted and terrifying as they go.

This is the first book in what seems to be a dark, fantasy grpahic novel series for middle readers that has enough intrigue for older readers as well. I adored Miskit, a robot rabbit created by their great-grandfather that assists Emily and Navin on their journey. The mechanical creations are my favorite part of this graphic novel along with colorful and fantastical illustrations that brought the story to life. The action sequences are a bit confusing at times, so take your time to follow their travels. There are quite a few loose ends that will encourage readers to pick-up the next volume. Fans of Zita the Spacegirl will like this series too. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
After Emily and Navin’s father tragically passes away, their mother moves them into their great-grandfather’s creepy old house. A strange creature abducts their mother and they are off to an underground world to find and rescue her. Emily who found her great-grandfather’s amulet wears the necklace which gives her advice. She isn’t sure if the amulet has good intentions or bad. In this strange world Emily and Navin encounter her great-grandfather and his mechanical creations, but they also meet scary demons and odd talking animals. Their mission becomes more convoluted and terrifying as they go.

This is the first book in what seems to be a dark, fantasy grpahic novel series for middle readers that has enough intrigue for older readers as well. I adored Miskit, a robot rabbit created by their great-grandfather that assists Emily and Navin on their journey. The mechanical creations are my favorite part of this graphic novel along with colorful and fantastical illustrations that brought the story to life. The action sequences are a bit confusing at times, so take your time to follow their travels. There are quite a few loose ends that will encourage readers to pick-up the next volume. Fans of Zita the Spacegirl will like this series too. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
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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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