I am not a reader of comics and graphic novels but students gravitate to them. Amulet is the most sought after book in my classroom. One student started it in the morning, read during any free moment, and read it all through recess and lunch. He handed it to me in the hall on the way back from lunch and said, “When are you going to get the next one?” The student currently reading it brought it out to recess, which is where the above picture was taken. These are the moments librarians dream about! 🙂 I plan on finishing it next week so, for now, here is the publisher’s description.
Title: Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper
Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Format: Graphic novel
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.