Monday, August 22, 2011


I just had to share this graphic novel series I found a few weeks ago. Kazu Kibuishi's AMULET series is gorgeous, and if you need something for a reluctant reader, these graphic readers might be what you're looking for.
The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)

In THE STONEKEEPER, Emily and Navin discover an alternate reality when a creature abducts their mother. To save her, Emily becomes a Stonekeeper.
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, Book 2) 

In THE STONEKEEPER'S CURSE, the Elf King sends two of his own Stonekeepers to kill Emily and Navin, but there are others willing to help and protect children who might end the tyrant's oppression. 
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet)

THE CLOUD SEARCHERS adds what I thought the most sinister villain yet to the cast of characters. Emily and Navin join forces with former enemies turned fugitives to search for a city that might not exist. They'll need the Stonekeepers of Cielis.

This adventure series has elements of fantasy, manga, and steampunk. If you like BONE, by Jeff Smith or RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE, by Shannon Hale, I think you'll like AMULET. And the fourth book comes out next month. :o)
Amulet #4: The Last Council

Has anyone else read these?

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Have a Marvelous Monday!


  1. Sounds like a great book from the title alone. And I'll have to check out the Shannon Hale book you mentioned too. Thanks.

  2. I've shelved these plenty of times but have never read them. Now I guess I really should! Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I've handled them at the library, but I didn't even know what they were about until now. I have yet to jump on the graphic novel train. (Although one of my textbooks this fall is one.) Thanks for the tip!

  4. Aaaand now that you've pointed them out, I see them all the time. One boy even came to the desk today after returning the second book in the series to ask if we had an Amulet movie. I told him no, we just have books. (But if they're looking for movie versions, it usually means they like the books . . . A lot of kids tend to check out both versions of series, if they can.)

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