The Cloud Searchers (Amulet Series #3)

The Cloud Searchers (Amulet Series #3)

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by Kazu Kibuishi
     
 

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Kazu Kibuishi's enchanting series about two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission continues!

In the third installment of the thrilling Amulet series, Emily, Navin, and their crew of resistance fighters charter an airship and set off in search of the lost city of Cielis, which is believed to be located on an island high above the clouds. The mysterious

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Kazu Kibuishi's enchanting series about two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission continues!

In the third installment of the thrilling Amulet series, Emily, Navin, and their crew of resistance fighters charter an airship and set off in search of the lost city of Cielis, which is believed to be located on an island high above the clouds. The mysterious Leon Redbeard is their guide, and there's a surprising new addition to the crew: the Elf King's son, Trellis. But is he ally or enemy? And will Emily ever be able to trust the voice of the Amulet?

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Children's Literature - Michael Jung PhD
Star Wars meets steam punk fantasy in this latest installment to Kazu Kibuishi's "Amulet" graphic novel series. Ever since she inherited her great-grandfather's magical amulet and was transported with her family to the alien world of Alledia, Emily has had to protect her mother and brother from the Elf King. But now Emily faces a new challenge when she learns of the lost city of Cielis, the legendary home of a group of powerful Stonekeepers who hid their city in the clouds. Determined to find this city and enlist the aid of the Stonekeepers in stopping the elves, Emily, her robot companions, and the enchanted fox-man Leon charter an airship to search the skies for Cielis. But her group's activities do not go unnoticed by the Elf King, who sends a vicious assassin after her. Now, Emily must team up with some unexpected allies—including the Elf King's own son Prince Trellis—to evade the assassin and accomplish her mission. This third "Amulet" graphic novel exhibits the same sense of wonder of the other books, primarily through Kibuishi's fantastic artwork, which lets readers explore a world where talking animals interact with robots and zeppelin-style airships soar through clouds full of dragons and sky eels. Plot-wise, the story shows strong influences from better-known sci-fi stories such as The Empire Strikes Back (with a bounty hunter/assassin pursuing a group of heroes as they search for a city in the clouds). This is not necessarily a bad thing, as it makes it easy to spot an eager audience for these books. That said, readers should make sure to read the "Amulet" books in order (beginning with The Stonekeeper, and continuing with The Stonekeeper's Curse, and The Cloud Searchers) to keep all the plot threads straight. Reviewer: Michael Jung, PhD
Kirkus Reviews
In this third installment of the Amulet series, Kibuishi maintains the lightning pace that propelled the previous two volumes. Now aligned with Leon Redbeard, Nevin and Emily find themselves confronted with a new nemesis: an assassin hired by the Elf King, one who seeks to destroy Emily, her crew and, ultimately, the Elf Prince himself. Together, the crew sets off for the mythical city of Cielis in hopes of finding the Guardian Council and unearthing more answers to Emily's true purpose as a stonekeeper. Followed by the assassin, the crew faces perilous skyward obstacles in a race against the clock. Throughout the series as a whole, the author has never watered down difficult moments--characters die, tragic accidents happen--and that tone continues to resonate. He excels at his action sequences: largely worldless but chock-full of edge-of-your-seat momentum. A richly drawn graphic-fantasy series following in the footsteps of Bone and a must for all fantasy fans. Anticipate readers clamoring for the next episode. (Graphic fantasy. 9 & up)
From the Publisher

Praise for the Amulet series:

"Five -- no, three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." -- Jeff Smith, creator of BONE

"Stellar artwork, imaginative character design, moody color and consistent pacing." -- Publishers Weekly

"A must for all fantasy fans." -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545208857
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Amulet Series, #3
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
8,051
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
GN380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the critically acclaimed Flight anthologies, as well as the creator of COPPER. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their son. Visit him online at www.boltcity.com.

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The Cloud Searchers (Amulet Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
GiovanniG More than 1 year ago
Amulet is a really good YA graphic novel. I am jumping into the story a little late with book three, but so what, this is just fun. I want to get all the info out of the way first that way we can just discuss the graphic novel and enjoy ourselves. "In the third installment of the thrilling Amulet series, Emily, Navin, and their crew of resistance fighters charter an airship and set off in search of Cielis, a mythical city believed to be located on an island high above the clouds. The mysterious Leon Redbeard is their guide, and there's a surprising new addition to the crew: the Elf King's son, Trellis. But is he ally or enemy? And will Emily ever be able to trust the voice of the Amulet? " Graphix is an imprint of Scholastic and you can visit their website through them, thus the link. I enjoyed this on many levels, not just because I could share this with my younger children. The artwork felt safe and inviting, really right on the mark for this type of graphic novel. The edges were round and soft, the bad guys didn't look so menacing, and even the gadgets and weapons looked non- threating: all plusses in my book. The dialogue fit well and seemed to be on a good level for just about any audience, not talking down or seemingly out of reach. I even enjoyed the over protective Mother as she doted on her children, all good stuff. The adventure is good enough and original enough not to bore; the dialogue is nice and the artwork is excellent. I ask you: what more could one want from a vehicle such as this? Not much, it hit all the marks for this graphic novel reader. Check it out, with your kids no less, sharing is fun. What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Shelfari & Linkedin. Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on. You can also follow us on Twitter, Wattpad and the Gelati's Scoop Facebook Fan Page. Did you know you can shop directly on Amazon by clicking the Amazon Banner on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; We will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. Look for us @ Gelati's Scoop
Mr-X_0024 More than 1 year ago
Yet another book from my purchases in this site and enjoyed it. Even though volumes 1, 2, 4 and 5 were bought in store while I somehow got my hands on the sixth one, it's actually just as good as the 15 part Bone Series by Jeff Smith (the author's name sounds like an American Dad character, am I right?). I started reading the first volume of this series then started reading the first volume of the Bone series after that, each in late spring 2011 at Rutgers University moments before my graduation in June of the same year. One year later, I got the first volumes of Bone and this series for myself as a copy of my own. That is until Bone ended the series in 2013 and this series went into hiatus in the same year as Bone's conclusion, then this series made a sixth installment this year. If you want to see more of my customer review saga, look in Allegiant, Batman Incorporated Volume 2, the Lightning Thief, Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal Volume 3, Frozen the Junior Novelization, Batman Zero Year Volume 4 and Red Hood and the Outlaws Volume 1. I've just concluded the New 52 DC Universe Saga (formerly a Dark Knight Trilogy until I remembered receiving multiple comics from that series), moments before I became aware of its so called "Future's End" series, or something like that I forgot since my last internet search. Although I concluded everything else in my Book Collection (in case you're wondering what happened after I got this book and many others, I donated them all to Goodwill and deleted their Nook Samples), there is still one more title to conclude and that is the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Strategy Guides. Unfortunately, they haven't been announced as much as the title that's based on the guides so they're still not available for preorder yet but will be soon. Date of origin: June 29, 2014 at 8:35 PM (nearly two years after this one is purchased)
Greenangel5 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't stop at buying the first two volumes...I had to know what was gonna happen! Plot line is still addicting as well as the artwork.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my son came home from school one day with this book and asked me to read it i told him not now i was busy at the moment. so after two days of asking me if i read it i gave in and read it . i loved the book so much that same day we had to go buy the next book and we did and so we went to go buy the next one and was told that it was not out yet and that we had to wait until september to buy it so we waited and bought it took us a half of an hour to read the book and wanted more and now we have less than a week left and it feels like christmas
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