AMULET: THE STONEKEEPER (Book 1)
By Kazu Kibuishi
- Original Graphic Novel
- Publisher : Graphix (Scholastic)
- Release : 1/1/2008
- Softcover: 192 pages
- Dimensions : 6.0″ x 9.0″
- Reading Age : 8 – 12 years
- MSRP : $12.99
Discovering the Next Great Kids Epic
After concluding an epic reading of Jeff Smith’s “Bone” saga with my kids (8 &10), I went to our local Barnes & Noble and the employee there recommended we try Amulet and Hilda. I picked up both books. I saw the blurb by Jeff Smith “You can look for a future review on Hilda.
My sons beat me to the punch and finished the book first. My youngest (8) sped through the entire series. I finished the first book and was very excited about the world building and characters. I was immediately engaged with the story and I look forward to reading future volumes.
About the Author
I researched Kabuishi but could not find a comprehensive list of his accolades in the space. It appears he received notable recognition for his works on “The Train”, “Copper”, and “Flight”. He received two Eisner nominations, a YALSA RECIPIENT, and three Harvey nominations (including one win).
About the Series
Kabuishi’s Amulet series is by far his most popular work. The series as a whole enjoys a 4.9 customer review rating on Amazon and a 4.52 on Goodreads.
- American Library Association (ALA) Best Books for Young Adults
- Children’s Choice Book Awards finalist
- 2009 Young Adult Library Services Association (YASLA) “Best Books for Young Adults – Fiction” (12-18)
- 2009 Eisner nomination for “Best Publication for Kids (8-12)”
- 2011 Harvey nomination for “Best Publication for Younger Readers”
- 2011 Young Readers Choice Award
- 2013 Eisner nomination for Best Publication for Kids (8-12)
- 2015 School Library Journal (ALJ) Best Graphic Novel
Like what you've seen so far?
Check out the following video by series creator (Kazu Kibuishi):