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The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)

The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot—and two ordinary children on a life-or-death 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 unde

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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 love 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 love the book, my students have gone wild over it. Every student who has picked it up has been drawn into the story almost 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 however, 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 bad thing as it is a very enjoyable read and beautiful 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 Fast-Paced, High Adventure Fantasy Story, 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. However my first encounter with it was when it was released three years ago (2008) and my then-ten year old 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 old. The Amulet series is a hit with my sons. I also enjoyed the story.

    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 story 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 state 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 weaponry.

    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 story that involves brushes with death, escapes and fighting. It’s well written in that it is a solid hero’s journey story which being 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 good guys to win.

    The book ends with a cliff-hanger so this is not a complete story 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 good against evil.

    One word of caution for parents, there is an emotional scene at the beginning that some sensitive young readers (possibly drawn to the book since it’s an easy to read graphic format book) may find disturbing but it’s no different than the typical “child’s parent dies by violent sudden death” that is in so many Disney animated children’s 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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