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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 340L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: GRAPHIX (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439846838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439846837
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

About the Author

Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the critically acclaimed Flight anthologies, as well as the creator of COPPER. 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.

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Kazu Kibuishi is the writer and artist of the New York Times Bestselling AMULET graphic novel series, published by Scholastic. He is also the editor/art director/cover artist of the EXPLORER and FLIGHT Comic Anthologies. His debut graphic novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, won a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated from Film Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2000, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He currently works as a full-time graphic novelist. Kazu lives in Alhambra, California, with his wife, fellow author Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their children, Juni and Sophie.

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My 10 year old son, who hates to read, loves these series of books.
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I Highly recommend this book to anyone who has a child that does not normally like to read.
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He loved the first book, Amulet, and couldn't wait to read the second one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mel Odom TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 3, 2010
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The Stonekeeper's Curse is book two in Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet series of graphic novels. I enjoyed the first book recently and decided to go ahead and pick up the second one. The story's pacing in the second novel is frenetic and moves quickly, introducing new characters and new geography almost with the turn of every page.

The story picks up where it left off in the last volume, with Emily and Navin staying one step ahead of the elves that are trying to catch them and use the Amulet for their own purposes. I still love the way the house has come to life and is walking from one place to another. The battle at the end reminded me a lot of the Japanese giant robot stories, but I love the house and hope they manage to hang onto it. But the way has gotten a lot tougher.

Emily is forced to learn a lot more about the amulet in this graphic novel, and what she learns isn't all good. Evidently the amulet wants to use the user even as much as Emily needs the powers it provides her. This type of relationship with weapons and powers has been explored several time throughout fantasy stories and remains a constant, but I like the way it's presented here, and I like Emily's innocence while facing it.

We also get to see a bit of Trellis character this time out that makes me want to believe he's going to come around to the good side before it's all over. Of course, he could also become an even worse threat than his father. I'm waiting to see how that develops.

One of the most interesting characters this time out is Leon Redbeard, who knows a lot about the amulet and isn't telling everything at this point.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 6, 2009
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Love this new graphic series. Have waited a long time for next in series & was not disappointed. Of course, now I'm waiting for third installment!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marco V. Gutierrez on September 6, 2009
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I loved Book 2 even more than Book 1. This second book in the series is jam packed with action and character development. In this book we meet a whole new set of fun and scary characters. Also, the action takes place in several settings which add great breadth to the story. The illustrations, including the lighting, are as good or better than the first. If you read and liked the first one you'll love this one. Before reading this one I read the first book again. It was wonderful to read them back to back. This is starting to feel like an epic Bone-like adventure. I'm not yet ready to put it in Bone's league (I wouldn't do that until the full series is complete) but it's definitely heading in the right direction. Great story for young and old. My only complaint is that I now have to wait for Book 3 and beyond.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter K. Christensen on June 20, 2013
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My son and I are both really enjoying these. The artwork is great, and the story line leaves some great opportunities to discuss deep issues with my son.
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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. My ten and thirteen year old sons also read this book and they wanted me to read it so I could enjoy the story too.

In this second book in the series, the adventure continues. Emily is a human girl on a hero's journey aided by her younger brother, which they thought was (just) to save their mother's life.

In this book the younger brother plays an important role in fulfilling their goal. This second book opens the story up to reveal a more complicated situation than we originally thought existed. Now it's not just about saving a loved one it's turning into saving the people in the world who are being dominated by an evil self-appointed ruler.

Will Emily accept the quest that endangers her life in order to save a civilization of people from a world she doesn't even really know?

Will she risk sacrificing herself for the cause?

This is a fantasy story involving magic powers. It started on Earth in the first book, and this second book takes place entirely in the other 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.

This book series has 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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Adlam TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 1, 2010
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If you haven't read The Stonekeeper (Amulet Vol. 1), this review will contain some mild spoilers.

Emily's problems only seem to be multiplying. She and Navin managed to rescue their mother with the help of their great-uncle Silas's creations, but their mother was poisoned and they must travel to a distant city in hopes of finding a cure. When she arrives, however, she learns that being a stone keeper is no small task. The disembodied voice that comes from the stone is trying to lure her to the dark side. There are people out to kill her, her brother, and her friends. Not only that, it's been predicted that she will kill the elf king and free everyone from his tyranny...but the only thing she wants to do is save her mother's life.

This installment of the Amulet series is as well crafted as the last one. The illustrations are excellent, the coloring is phenomenal and complements the scenes' moods perfectly, the writing is well done as is the editing, and this time around we get to see a bit more character development. In the first book, Emily and Navin's characters didn't seem fully formed, but as more of their destinies are revealed, they both come into their own.

The story also opens up more and it introduces an entirely new cast of characters and creatures and intense action. One aspect of the story, though, would be a stretch even for the truly young and imaginative. (Mentioning it would be a spoiler.) But overall, this was another winner and I look forward to seeing where the series takes me.
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