Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper

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Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper

by Kazu Kibuishi

SCHOLASTIC INC | January 1, 2008 | Trade Paperback

Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 in

Published: January 1, 2008

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0439846811

ISBN - 13: 9780439846813

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eerie & Entertaining! Amulet is about the life of a family: Emily, Navin and their mother, and it takes place two years after a family tragedy where their father died in a car accident. It starts out with a little prologue about the accident and then zooms right into the present time where they're moving into a new house for a fresh start, into the house of which that has been in their family for years. The novel picks up pace right away, never a dull moment, and the plot is definitely entertaining, and it's probably even more enjoyable if you're maybe younger than I am. The vibe of the book was very mysterious and eerie and left you with the feeling throughout the book that you haven't even heard the beginning of the story yet! There is lots of little secrets waiting to be told, I guess explained in the next books to come. This graphic novel was great. The illustrations are detailed and very well thought through, and I recommend it definitely to curious and thoughtful kids around the ages of 9-11. 3.7 stars for this one :)
Date published: 2012-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from awesome The names are Mom, Navin and Emily. Favorite parts when they find the monster. Second part is when slugs eating the leaves. Last part when the had to pilot the house. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes action. It’s a long adventure. It’s fun too read because of the graphics. I gave it a four because at the beginning its very sad because the dad died and fell over the cliff. I'm still wondering if the Dad is still alive. The real action begins maybe 30 pages into the book. I thought it was slow to begin. Anyway it’s a great book.
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amulet book 2 This book is awesome....It's been more than a year now...and I am still waiting for the Amulet Book 2....when will it come out.....
Date published: 2009-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute and Fun But Dark The opening panels chronicle an intense scene of a car crash in which everyone escapes except the dad. Two years later Mom and the two kids, Emily and Navin, are moving to an ancestral home in a small town because of financial hardships. It is an old rundown, creepy place but they settle down for the first night until they hear strange noises. As they follow the noises down to the basement the mom is attacked and kidnapped by a strange bulbous tentacled creature. A door in the basement opens and the children follow it into a strange alternate world. Emily finds an amulet with a strong power and they meet up with other creatures who want to help them but all the while an dark figure is trailing them. This is a beautifully illustrated story with an anime feel to it. It is cute and fun but on the dark side and atmospheric. The plot is very entertaining and I really enjoyed this quick read. I'd recommend this for middle grades as the intense death scenes (one of a parent) would not be appropriate for the very young. Book 2 isn't out yet but I'll be interested to see where the story goes when it is published.
Date published: 2008-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kibuishi's work speaks for itself Having been a fan of all the flight collections, as well as his web comic "Copper", it comes as no surprise that Amulet is as beautiful as it is. Appropriate for all ages (though the prolouge is the heaviest introduction to a work geared towards children I have read in a long time, it simply adds to the deep levels of emotion the characters express throughout the work. This is a phenomonal example of the very best sequential artwork has to offer. A great gateway into other graphic fiction.
Date published: 2008-02-27

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Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper

Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper

by Kazu Kibuishi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 in

Published: January 1, 2008

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0439846811

ISBN - 13: 9780439846813

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

KAZU KIBUISHI is the editor of the popular Flight comics anthologies, as well as the creator of Daisy Kutter, a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their son. Visit him online at www.boltcity.com.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Amulet

New York Times Bestseller

"Five—no, three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." — Jeff Smith, creator of BONE

"[The] action-packed adventure sequences move at an exciting clip . . . Part fantasy . . . and part manga, this volume has much to appeal to readers." — Booklist

"A richly drawn graphic-fantasy series following in the footsteps of BONE and a must for all fantasy fans." — Kirkus Reviews

"Stellar artwork, imaginative character design, moody color and consistent pacing." — PW Comics Week

Appropriate for ages: 9