Monday, January 24, 2011

Amulet: The Stonekeeper

I taught third grade for four years. Every morning I placed a book and a short message on two or three students' desks. Sometimes the books and students matched, and sometimes they did not. One morning a finicky reader found Amulet: The Stonekeeper on his desk. He usually ignored the note and shoved the book in his desk. Not that day. The cover caught his eye. And guess what? He started reading the words and studying the pictures. He finished it during recess. On the way back to the classroom, he handed me Amulet and said, "When are you going to buy the second book?" A graphic novel reader was born. Thank you, Kazu Kibuishi.

Meet the characters of Amulet: The Stonekeeper

Create your own Amulet graphic novel

A reporter from Ideas in Writing Kids Club interviews Kazu.

Kazu shares sketches from Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse

Learn how to draw Miskit, Emily, and Navin.

Scholastic booktalk for The Stonekeeper

E-mail a friend an Amulet postcard.

Borrow the Amulet series from your school or public library. Please support independent bookshops.

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