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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?

Editorial Reviews

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:
1,480
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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