Amulet

Amulet

Book 01, The Stonekeeper

Book - 2008
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After the death of their father, Emily and Navin move into a strange house with their mother and soon their mom is kidnapped by a creature. The children follow the monster and end up in a dangerous world.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Graphix, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780439846806
9780439846813
Branch Call Number: J FIC Kibui
Characteristics: 185 p. : col. ill. --
Alternative Title: Stonekeeper

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Book #1 in the series details the death of Emily and Navin's father in a car accident.

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KateHillier Aug 17, 2014

Things get a little bit darker for new Stonekeeper Emily and her brother. We're told who and what the Elf King and his ilk are and Emily is told of some very big dangers associated with the amulet and the title of Stonekeeper. New allies are met, I'm a fan of Leon, and Navin finds himself with a ... Read More »

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KateHillier Aug 17, 2014

A family tragedy brings Emily, her brother Navin, and their mother to a new house that's been in the mother's family for years. Emily finds an amulet, which leads to their mother being kidnapped, which leads them to heading into a strange and new world. Family secrets begin to emerge and everythi... Read More »


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alburke47 Mar 31, 2021

Oh my word, this was fantastic. The story is great, but totally bonkers. The graphics are outstanding, and I love the characters. Did I use enough superlatives? Probably not. My son (9) is racing through the series, I guess I will to.

It's like Locke and Key for kids (and me). Or should that be Locke and Key is Amulet for adults?

10 out of 5 stars.

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tripleliu
Mar 19, 2021

Was this book bad? No, it just wasn't for me... If you like scary gross monsters, you will probably like this book.This book is full of weird monsters and friendly robots. There is also magic and danger, etc. ...I just felt like there was way too much going on in this book. For example in the very beginning of the book Emily's father dies, then we fast forward two years and Emily and her family move into a new home. Right away there's an issue of her mom being kidnapped by monsters. This book literally introduces you to Magic, then monsters... okay... but then the author was like 'that's not good enough, let me throw in a talking bunny!... hmm still not enough lets throw in Robots... this plot isn't weird enough lets throw in flying cars and robot houses that walk around!' Literally this author had enough ideas for 6 different books but then decided to cram them all together into one. This book just had too much going on for me. It is a series, so if this author managed to cram so much into book 1, like what is even left for the rest of the series??! I might read more just to see what else this author can invent! I will say this book just wasn't for me ... but this book is also probably meant for like 9 year old boys to read. If i was a 9 year old boy I probably would have been like, "THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!" There was always something new to grab my attention, and there was definitely never a dull moment in this book.

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GreenWither
Jan 25, 2021

I love this book series! I have been reading this ever since I was in middle school and I am going to reread the entire series!

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vikasparth
Dec 27, 2020

Amulet is a fantastic read for all ages. I just couldn't stop reading it and was so in love with it that I continued on through the current books. It has all the elements of a great read, such as drama, adventure and suspense. WHEN IS BOOK 9 COMING!!

I would agree with white_cheetah_205 that this series is best suited for kids around 13 and older. But if you are 13, I think you’ll really enjoy this series. I am now reading through the series for the second time. I think this is an AMAZING series! I really enjoyed it!

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aasang
Jul 11, 2020

i love this book a lot since I first read it

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penelopegomez
Sep 13, 2019

Was this book bad? No, it just wasn't for me... If you like scary gross monsters, you will probably like this book.This book is full of weird monsters and friendly robots. There is also magic and danger, etc. ...I just felt like there was way too much going on in this book. For example in the very beginning of the book Emily's father dies, then we fast forward two years and Emily and her family move into a new home. Right away there's an issue of her mom being kidnapped by monsters. This book literally introduces you to Magic, then monsters... okay... but then the author was like 'that's not good enough, let me throw in a talking bunny!... hmm still not enough lets throw in Robots... this plot isn't weird enough lets throw in flying cars and robot houses that walk around!' Literally this author had enough ideas for 6 different books but then decided to cram them all together into one. This book just had too much going on for me. It is a series, so if this author managed to cram so much into book 1, like what is even left for the rest of the series??! I might read more just to see what else this author can invent! I will say this book just wasn't for me ... but this book is also probably meant for like 9 year old boys to read. If i was a 9 year old boy I probably would have been like, "THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!" There was always something new to grab my attention, and there was definitely never a dull moment in this book.

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white_cheetah_205
Aug 27, 2019

Mostly everybody here says its a great series, but it has some things maybe not for 5-9yos?
I'm a 13yo consumer and I think its fair to say that this series has peril, some bloody bits, and scary creatures (at times showing their innards and gross saliva). So in short, expect fantasy violence. The protagonist is a shallow build of a character's personality, and things like this make me want to just break into the book, and tell them what the heck is going on! The drawings are very high quality, so is the writing, but some of the main people just annoy me...
Emily (the protagonist) just takes matters in to her hands a bit too much, and is just plain stubborn.
Again though, I love the book! Just a heads-up for parents.

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erinkrivitwilson1
Jul 31, 2019

I read these books with my 7 year old and he loves them! The graphics are stellar!

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RebelBelle13
Apr 09, 2019

I was truly surprised how much I liked this graphic novel. I'm typically not drawn to middle-grade, with certain exceptions. I volunteer in my son's elementary school library from time to time, and this series is constantly being borrowed by the kids, and they are always telling me how good the series is. It was enthralling, emotional, and beautifully done. I love how you are dumped right into the story- you hit the ground running. There's hardly any exposition, and it's completely a "fish-out-of-water" fantasy story. The protagonists are little young, but I suppose that's meant to draw younger readers in. The story flows nicely, the panels are easy to follow and the characters are endearing. I was so engaged, and before I knew it, the story was over. I'm eager to dive right into the next one!

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green_hawk_631
Jun 24, 2019

Two children move to their grandpa's house after he passes away. But then Emily finds a amulet and her mom gets captured by a beast! they find a door which leads them to find a guide and an enemy.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

A sweeping epic series following Emily and Navin as they try to rescue their mother from a dangerous realm underneath their grandmother's house. Good for fans of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia.

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lizzie66
Nov 26, 2016

Young Emily's father passed away in a car crash. Emily, Navin, and there Mother moves to an old home.After they move,. Emily finds a pretty necklace that she waers. After the stone speaks there is danger, A strange creature captures there mother. with the help of Emily's stone. Emily and Navin face there most greatest fears as they find a way to there great grandfather: Silas's home. with help, they get back there mother. But little do they know that there troubles have only begun.

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Hkahlon1
Aug 20, 2014

all the amulet books are awesome.

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Jan 15, 2011

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