Book Voyages is a blog about children's literature from the point of view of a school library/media specialist. It features reviews of books as well as interview with authors and school uses for books.
March 9, 2012
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi (books 1 through 4)
I'm glad I waited to read these until I had several. They are very quick reads. My students seems to have no trouble checking them out and reading them out of order, but it would drive me crazy. In this series of graphic novels a girl discovers an amulet in the attic of her grandfather's house, and discovers that this amulet has power, as well as a mind of it's own. She and her family are transported to an alternate universe where they meet robots, people who have changed into animals, bad elves, and other oddities. It's up to her to save this world, and maybe change our own world as well. The pictures are very engaging and the story moves at a steady pace. Each book is a quick read with little text, just enough to move the story along. Still, the story draws you in and keeps you asking for more. When is the next book coming out?????? Review based on library copies.