THE STONEKEEPER'S CURSE by Kazu Kibuishi

THE STONEKEEPER'S CURSE

From the "Amulet" series, volume 2
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 10 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

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)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-439-84682-0
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Graphix/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2009




MORE BY KAZU KIBUISHI

ChildrenEXPLORER by Kazu Kibuishi
by Kazu Kibuishi
ChildrenPRINCE OF THE ELVES by Kazu Kibuishi
by Kazu Kibuishi
ChildrenEXPLORER by Kazu Kibuishi
by Kazu Kibuishi

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

IndiePOLTERGUYS by Laurianne Uy
by Laurianne Uy
ChildrenLEGENDS OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke
by Ben Hatke
ChildrenSIDEKICKS by Dan Santat
by Dan Santat