Cover image for Amulet. Book 1, The stonekeeper / Kazu Kibuishi.
Title:
Amulet. Book 1, The stonekeeper / Kazu Kibuishi.
Title Variants:
Stonekeeper
ISBN:
9780439846806

9780439846813
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Graphix, 2008.
Physical Description:
185 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:
General Note:
"An imprint of Scholastic"
Abstract:
"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.
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Summary

Summary

Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Lured into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals, they face the most terrifying monster of all.


Author Notes

Kazu Kibuishi is the founder of the Flight Anthologies comic series and writer of "The Last Train", winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adult Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Almost too clever and poignant, Amulet is, on the surface, about navigating the murky waters of adolescence and, beneath that, an exploration of abandonment and survival. Emily and Navin are lost children, literally lost in a dark, new world and struggling to save their mother, who has been kidnapped by a drooling, tentacled beast. With stellar artwork, imaginative character design, moody color and consistent pacing, this first volume's weakness lies in its largely disjointed storytelling. There is the strong, young, heroine; cute, furry, sidekicks; scary monsters-all extraordinary components, but pieced together in a patchwork manner. There is little hope in his dark world as Kibuishi removes Emily and Navin's frame of safety. Their hopes rest in a magic amulet that seems to be working in the interest of the children-until it suddenly isn't. The most frightening element of Amulet is the sense of insecurity we feel for Emily, fighting her way through uncharted terrain with no guide and no support system. This first volume of Amulet isn't a disappointment, but it does feel like a warmup to the main event. If anything, it's a clear indication that Kibuishi has just begun skimming the surface of his own talent. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

Emily and Navin move to a spooky house from which their mother is abducted into a world full of strange creatures and robots. Aided by a mechanical rabbit, the sibs set out to battle villains, championing perhaps more than their mother. Deep-hued, deftly paced panel illustrations in this graphic novel convey both the adventure's copious action and its emotional undertones. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


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