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The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)

Th&#1077 Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)

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3 Responses to “The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)”

  1. K. Parmenter says:
    26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My students like it, March 5, 2008
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    K. Parmenter
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    This review is from: The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) (Hardcover)

    I’m a third grade teacher, and on a whim I picked up this book for my classroom library. I’m so glad I did! Not only did I like the book, my students have gone wild over it. Every student who has picked it up has been pinched into the tale nearly instantly. There have been actual fights over who gets to read it next, and they are always disappointed to hear that there’s no second book as of yet. I haven’t had a book go over this well in a long time!

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  2. Derek Litton "The Collector" says:
    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Well done but seems familiar, March 13, 2008
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    Derek Litton “The Collector” (Tewksbury, MA United States) –
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    This review is from: The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) (Hardcover)

    First off, I really liked the book and highly recommend it. As I read it but, I kept thinking that Hayao Miyazaki was a major influence is this work. The Amulet from Laputa, the walking house from Howls Moving Castle, the creatures that trapped their mother from Nausicaa to name a few. While this is not necessarily a terrible thing as it is a very enjoyable read and gorgeous to look it I am surprised no one has noticed any similarities to Miyazaki’s works. I am looking forward to the next volume.

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  3. christinemm - The Thinking Mother says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    High Quality Full Color Illustrated Quick-Paced, High Adventure Fantasy Tale, March 23, 2011
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    christinemm – The Thinking Mother (Houston Texas USA) –
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    I am a homeschooling mother with an interest in graphic books, both fiction and nonfiction, for adult or child readers. I just finished reading this book. But my first encounter with it was when it was released three years ago (2008) and my then-ten year ancient son saw it in the library and borrowed it. He loved the book. Since then two others in the series have been released. In the last month my older son, now 13, re-read or read all three (to find out what happened since he last read the first book) as did my younger son who is ten years ancient. The Amulet series is a hit with my sons. I also loved the tale.

    Emily is a human girl on a hero’s journey aided by her younger brother, to save their mother’s life. This is a fantasy tale involving magic powers. It starts on Earth but has a gate to another world, a mysterious land which looks wild and medieval in its natural disorder and filled with walking and talking animals and weird monsters, living “stuffed animals” and robots, but which has modern technology such as flying ships and a house that looks like a Transformer robot that walks and has a defense guns.

    One of the first things noticed about the book is its high quality full color illustrations which makes it more visually appealing than some other graphic books for children on the market. The pages are high quality glossy paper.

    This is a high action tale that involves brushes with death, escapes and fighting. It’s well written in that it is a solid hero’s journey tale which life done well, draws the reader in immediately, and makes us root for the hero from the start. We want to find out what happens next and we want the excellent guys to win.

    The book ends with a cliff-hanger so this is not a complete tale in one volume; the series must be read to find out what happens next.

    Highly recommended for a tween or young teen who enjoys graphic novels, or for reluctant readers about fantasy, adventure and the battle of excellent against evil.

    One word of caution for parents, there is an emotional scene at the beginning that some sensitive young readers (possibly pinched to the book since it’s an simple to read graphic format book) may find disturbing but it’s no uncommon than the typical “child’s parent dies by violent sudden death” that is in so many Disney animated for children movies. I’ve got no problem with it, I’m just mentioning it just in case it’s an issue for some young readers.

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