Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Graphic Novel Spotlight: the Amulet series

Amulet: The Stonekeeper; The Stonekeeper's Curse; The Cloud Searchers; The Last Council; Prince of the Elves  by Kazu Kubuishi

This is probably the most popular graphic novel series in our library (with the possible exception of Jeff Smith's Bone). And with good reason. The illustrations are very detailed while maintaining a cartoony style. The story is told in words and images in equal measure. Add in complex world building and characters who change and grow, and this is pretty much the ideal graphic novel series for middle grade readers. Besides, who wouldn't love a floppy eared bunny sidekick named Miskit?
On a side note, if you are following the series you know there are currently five books in print. Book 6, Escape from Lucien, is scheduled to be released August 26 of this year.

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