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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 Stonekeeper is the promising first volume in a graphic novel series for kids. It isn't text heavy, making it a great choice for reluctant readers or those for whom English is a second language. In fact, the author Kazu Kibuishi credits comic books for helping him learn English when he was a child, so it seems natural that he would be so effective at communicating in this format. The art is lovely and the alternate Earth seems to promise exciting adventures, while the strong family relationships between the main characters make the beginning of the book a tearjerker and add a real urgency to the story. ( )
  makaiju | May 15, 2015 |
Required Read
  JoseJay | Mar 13, 2015 |
This was the first graphic novel I read. As a “newbie” to the genre, I found it difficult, initially, to track the illustration panels. I chose this book because I cannot keep the series on the shelves – the second graders fight over the stories the instant they are re-shelved. Once I found the reading flow, I could see the appeal of the story. The plot was interesting, the drawings well done, and the cliffhanger left me curious to read Book Two.
Curriculum connections can be made with language arts in second grade. The graphic novel can be used to demonstrate the development of a storyline; to show an example of the fantasy genre, and to instruct students in the art of reading a graphic novel. Following completion of these skills, students can try their hand at creating their own graphic stories.
  tona.iwen | Feb 16, 2015 |
Lovely artwork--dark story. Gr. 4 and up?
  LibraryGirl11 | Dec 22, 2014 |
Adventure, peril, creepy old house, close-knit siblings, solid mother -- lots of good compelling stuff here. Although Dad dies in the first few panels and mom gets taken by a tentacled monster, I think this is fine even for younger readers. Fifth grade on up. ( )
  amydelpo | Dec 9, 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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