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Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robotand 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 Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robotand two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission.
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.
Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Bluestem Book Award Nominee Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Stonekeeper , please sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [I really didn't expect this book to be so dark, like when their father died and they had to move to their great-grandfathers where their mother lives and with Emily and Navin not wanting their mom to die, but she follows an animal into the basement and walked into world of demons, robots, and talking animals, and thats where they find a talking rabbit named Miskit.
Jeremiah This isn't a question. Myanna J. See all 40 questions about The Stonekeeper…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Stonekeeper Amulet, 1. Nov 30, Patrick rated it really liked it. A fun graphic novel. It's probably YA, or middle grade. But I still enjoyed it pretty well. My main gripe? This first story starts out with the death of a parent.
Like, in the first four pages. That's heavy-handed storytelling, and this book is better than that. In the same way that you don't have someone kill a kid as a cheap way to establish a villain, you shouldn't have to kill a kid's parent to provide characterization and motivation for the young protagonist.
It says a lot that after that s A fun graphic novel. It says a lot that after that start, this still ranks 4 stars. That's because the storytelling is strong. The action is dynamic, and the world and the mysteries it holds are compelling. View all 24 comments. Mar 20, Riley rated it it was amazing Shelves: comics. Just as good as the first time I read it!! View all 4 comments. Jul 05, Jesse JesseTheReader rated it it was amazing.
I was not expecting to like this graphic novel as much as I did! It's darker than I had expected it to be. I'm pumped to continue on with this series! View all 11 comments. Shelves: because-of-the-littles. Wow, so I had planned to pick up one of the three books I'm currently reading tonight, but instead my 6 year old begged me to read this.
Being that she has read all 8 installments at the time of this writing roughly 8 billion times, I decided to humor her. She told me to let her know how many stars this one gets in the morning when she wakes up, and I'm excited that we've found a series to fangirl over together.
I promised my little folk that I would read more graphic novels this year, and it Wow, so I had planned to pick up one of the three books I'm currently reading tonight, but instead my 6 year old begged me to read this.
I promised my little folk that I would read more graphic novels this year, and it appears I've started right out the gate with a storyline that is of the highest quality! View all 5 comments. Sep 20, Sh3lly rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy , graphic-novels-comics , library , 5-stars , children-books.
This came recommended to me by a co-worker's daughter through my co-worker who knew I wanted some recs for my kid since she will only read graphic novels or books that look like graphic novels, haha. My daughter, who is almost 9, and I read it today while we were at the doctor she has been sick for like, forever, not cool. Me: "So, how do you rate this book, if five stars is awesome and " Kid: "Six!!!!!!
I did too. This was just fun, imaginative fantasy with magic, robots, an alternate reality, and the cutest bunny ever: Emily is a cool female lead. She is given an amulet that has been in the family, and it's magic of course, and she gets to become a Stonekeeper! Ohhhhhh, coooool.
For realz. Can I be one? I can't wait to read the next book! One thing for younger kids is that there are several instances where family members are either sick or view spoiler [die. One scene where she meets her great-grandfather and he literally dies right away.
My daughter and I were a bit like, ohhh no! But we went right on and kept turning the pages. There are a couple scenes with mild violence and I would call it mainly a bit scary with "peril". But PG-rated. Loved it! I think my experience was enriched reading this with a member of its target audience. Because she liked it so much, I was able to see more "coolness" than I might have seen through my jaded old-lady eyes.
Apr 27, Cristina Monica rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novel , fantasy , middle-grade. What a thrilling start to a series. I can see myself devouring the rest of the books like I did this one.
Creative world, charming characters and engaging storyline. Apr 25, Nat rated it liked it Shelves: graphic-novels. The locals believe that the house is haunted, yet Karen chooses to ignore the rumors. And soon, the family discovers a small door in the basement of the house leading to an alternate version of earth known as "Alledia". Emily has to decide if she wants to be the new stonekeeper after her great-grandfather passes away, and she agrees to take on her new responsibility.
I found this story to be an overall exciting and exhilarating adventure, And I'm really interested to find out more about this world. I haven't been able to focus on any new books this week while waiting for The Raven King , so I'm glad that I took a leap and picked this up because the artwork within was great with relatable interactions between the mother and daughter.
Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper
See free resources for parents and educators to teach kids about social justice and racial equality. Skip to Content. Set in a mysterious fantasy world, The Stonekeeper bears little resemblance to real life, but it does offer lessons about bravery, commitment, and family loyalty. Even in the aftermath of tragedy, families can stick together. But a commitment to your family's past doesn't mean that you can't find your own way in the world. Even after having witnessed the death of her father, Emily proves to be a brave, resilient girl. She faces great danger in her attempt to rescue her mother.
Amulet: #1 Stonekeeper
Amulet: The Stonekeeper is a children's graphic novel written and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi. Appropriate for grades 6—8 or ages 10—12,   it is the first book in the Amulet graphic novel series. In , two years after a car accident that killed her husband, Karen has difficulties as a single mother. Karen says that Silas was a "puzzle maker" who disappeared after locking himself in the house. While exploring Silas's library, Emily finds a stone amulet that had been hidden in a table, and Navin helps tie it around her neck. The amulet begins speaking to Emily in her thoughts, giving suggestions beginning that night.