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The Stonekeeper

The Stonekeeper

Series: Amulet (Book #1)
by Kazu Kibuishi Illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot --- and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission.

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.

"Emily is as high-spirited a heroine as you are likely to find, and, propelled by uncluttered visuals, her action-packed adventure sequences move at an exciting clip. Part fantasy (anthropomorphized animals, elves) and part manga (transforming robots, tentacled monsters), this volume has much to appeal to readers..." — Booklist

"Gorgeous illustrations with great color bring light to this gloomy tale. Filled with excitement, monsters, robots, and mysteries, this fantasy adventure will appeal to many readers..." — School Library Journal

"...Kibuishi is a dab hand at portraying freaky monsters. Fans of Jeff Smith’s Bone will happily fret with the good guys and hiss at the baddies." — Kirkus Reviews

Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
GN310L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
Q
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
192
Genre
Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Kazu Kibuishi Kazu Kibuishi is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Amulet series, and of a collection of his popular webcomic, COPPER. He is also the cover illustrator of the 15th anniversary paperback editions of the Harry Potter series. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Kazu Kibuishi Kazu Kibuishi is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Amulet series, and of a collection of his popular webcomic, COPPER. He is also the cover illustrator of the 15th anniversary paperback editions of the Harry Potter series. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family.

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