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Adventures in time
on July 7, 2011
I loved this book. I wish it had been around when I was a kid. Yes, it is reminiscent of other great children's classics (to me those include Narnia, The Hobbit, the Oz adventures) but I enjoyed all of those and I enjoyed "The Emerald Atlas."
I thought the three siblings - Kate, Michael and Emma - were done well and acted like real siblings do, squabbling all the time with each other but ready to defend each other to the death against others.
The secondary characters were especially well done. I didn't like all of them but I could sure visualize them and hear their voices in my head. Hmmm...voices in my head - maybe I should be worried. I especially liked Dr. Pym, Gabriel, and the dwarves were great.
There was plenty of action, scary monsters (might make this a little intense for readers under the age of 8 years old), scary people, adventure, magic, bravery, daring rescues.
The book is well made with a beautifully illustrated dust cover. Quality paper with beveled edges for the book itself. Small black ink pictures at the beginning of each chapter. It is a book I will be keeping for my library (and future grandchildren) and I'm looking forward to the next books in the adventure.