Amulet: The Stonekeeper (Book One)

Amulet: The Stonekeeper (Book One)

Kazu Kibuishi
I didn’t realize that this series was written and illustrated by the awesome guy who is responsible for Flight until I saw the cover and recognized the artwork.  Naturally, I picked it up immediately.  It’s a story focusing on two siblings (and their mom) who move to a new house and get transported to another world.  I’m beginning to notice a trend in the stories I read and the movies I watch.  People always get teleported placed after a move.  Lesson?  If you’re not interested in adventures, never leave your house.

Anyway, back to the graphic novel.  I really enjoyed it!  I love stories where kids, especially siblings, have to rescue adults.  I also like that the main problem solver is a female and she’s flawed enough to need help without being the kind of loser damsel-in-distress I dislike so much.  I love the characters of this volume, and the ending does a great job of setting things up for the next volume.

If you love fantasy stories with a strong, realistic female lead and a bag of cool, interesting characters, then I highly recommend reading this one.  You won’t be disappointed!

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