The Stonekeeper's Curse (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) (Amulet Series #2)

The Stonekeeper's Curse (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) (Amulet Series #2)

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by Kazu Kibuishi
     
 

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Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi returns with his mysterious world full of new allies . . . and old enemies! Emily and Navin's mother is still in a coma from the arachnopod's poison, and there's only one place to find help: Kanalis, the bustling, beautiful city of waterfalls. But when Em, her brother, and Miskit and the rest of the robotic crew aboard the walking

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Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi returns with his mysterious world full of new allies . . . and old enemies! Emily and Navin's mother is still in a coma from the arachnopod's poison, and there's only one place to find help: Kanalis, the bustling, beautiful city of waterfalls. But when Em, her brother, and Miskit and the rest of the robotic crew aboard the walking house reach the city, they quickly realize that seeking help is looking for trouble, dangerous trouble.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up–Emily and Navin return, in a fight to save their mother from a toxic poison. The evil Elf King is out to get Emily, however, since she is one of the only Stonekeepers left who can stop his reign of terror. He sends his disappointing son, Prince Trellis, and Luger, one of his most wicked cronies, out to find her, with the threat that if Trellis doesn’t kill her, he’ll be killed himself. Emily, Navin, and their band of robotic protectors set out for the city of Kanalis to locate a doctor who can cure their mom. While there they encounter Leon, a bounty hunter whose mission in life is to defeat the Elf King. This band of heroes learns that their desired cure is the fruit of the gadoba tree, found only on deadly Demon’s Head Mountain. Emily, Leon, and her guard Miskit set out for the mountain, with Emily practicing control over her amulet along the way. This book ends with a thrilling fight and the promise of more adventures to come. Stunning illustration spreads open each new section, and the robots and animal residents of Kanalis provide a soft and sometimes humorous counterpoint to the action-packed story. This book will be extremely satisfying to fans of the first volume.–Laura Amos, Newport News Public Library, VA
Kirkus Reviews
The quest to find a cure for her poisoned mother sets young Emily to battling not only minions of the evil Elf King but also the enticements of the power-hungry magical amulet that has fallen into her possession. Taking up the tale where he left off in Book 1: The Stonekeeper (2008), Kibuishi contrives to fill spacious, cleanly separated sequential panels with nonstop and (usually) easy-to-follow action, lots of sound effects (SZRAK! FWOOM! TOK! SZRAK! FWOOM!!!) and, around Emily's human family, a large cast of colorful characters from shark-toothed elves to a grove of ancient, sentient Gadoba trees. Low on gore but high on fights, flights and scary monsters, the episode hurtles along like the mighty blasts of magical energy that emanate from Emily's amulet. By the end she has her mother back, but a Mission has emerged to keep her in the otherworld realm of Alledia. Stay tuned. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545675772
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Series:
Amulet Series , #2
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
84,053
File size:
88 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
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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Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
MR_Nelson More than 1 year ago
Book one ended with me licking my chops for more, and Kazu has not let me down. I got started on his stuff through the Flight Comics AnthologiesFlight, Volume One and then with Daisy KutterDaisy Kutter: The Last Train Book one lays the ground work for a great world of fantasy and SciFi, with a dash of steam-punkery. Here in book two he takes the story and really starts to flesh out the characters and the world they are in. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and it was safe enough to read to my 4-year-old. The only complaint that I have is that it seems that parts of the book got more time and attention than others, but over all I loved the artwork. I look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The art and story are able to keep children interested and engaged, but it also is fun for the adults sharing it with the kids.
Greenangel5 More than 1 year ago
Still a captivating plot line and holds all kinds of cool artwork.
Marymom2 More than 1 year ago
Reluctant but gifted 9 year old son loves this series!!!!!
amberhappiness More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my little sister's 11th birthday and after seeing the one or two of the minor scary/disturbing pictures (the elf prince and the car crash) I was a tiny bit worried it'd might be bloody or way to dark for a 11 year old. The book was a little dark but not bad and the blood is at minimum. The author obviously is trying to keep the book kid friendly which is good. The storyline is overall pretty good and the art work is great. It is a very original book and has good characters and I look forward to the next one and think my sister will enjoy book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the frist book now I need this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it was a lot like a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved both of these books! I read this one in only an hour. Can't wait for the next installment!
sattire More than 1 year ago
This book was very fun to read I like the art and the story. I certainly liked the characters, they reminded meof characters in the book Marked by P.C. Cast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr-X_0024 More than 1 year ago
Not your average elf, but moments before Emily's mother was saved, one of the elves' amulets went haywire and the elf is erotically gigantic, but it's my first sequel to the Amulet series that I read in 2012 after receiving my own copy of the first one (to see more details, look in customer reviews for books 1 and 3 of the series) yes these elves are the same ordinary size (not enlarged like one of them) as those from the Hobbit and Fellowship of the Ring (the last two installments to Lord of the Rings weren't owned so I either have to wait another 20 years for them or pass altogether) and the Inheritance Cycle series (finished reading the Inheritance Cycle series in the last moments of the 2011 year, but started reading the first one in 2007 which is a year after the movie's release, or wasn't that the same year for both the book and movie I forget but the Inheritance Cycle series didn't resume until late Fall 2011). Although there was one elf that is regularly sized as the elves in this book but this one is from a beloved Christmas movie known as Elf  and we all know that X-Mas Elves are small, but this elf is just a human who is adopted by one of the holiday elves and for sure, the elves in this book don't live in a hollowed tree like a brand mascot for artificially preserved treats, don't work at Santa's workshop and never eat Spaghetti with Maple Syrup (one of the elves in this book cannot eat at all because his amulet is what keeps him alive, you'll see why when you continue reading this series). and as You Tube always says: What does the Fox Say? the answer to that question is that there's a talking fox in this book, as for the realistic answer foxes are a part of the canine family so they either bark or howl, or both.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Navin and Emily are back with all their old friends, and some new ones, for another adventure in the AMULET series. Picking up where we last left our heroes, we find them inside their great-grandfather's traveling house searching for an antidote for their poisoned mother. When they reach the city of Kanal is when things start to look hopeful. That is until the elf prince and his army show up. The elf prince is determined to steal Emily's amulet and use its power. Now, Emily must learn to accept her role as a stonekeeper and save the day. This graphic novel is a very exciting sequel. Emily really comes out of her shell in this book and becomes a strong character. Boys and girls alike will love seeing Emily and Navin stand up for themselves and watching Emily take charge of the amulet's powers. I can't wait to see what's next for Emily and her family. Hopefully, we'll see the next volume in the series soon!
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KiMegan More than 1 year ago
Why isn't this available for the NOOK?! :(