This graphic novel series flies off my shelves, and I constantly have to answer the question, “Why haven’t you ordered number 6!” Those of you following the Amulet series will know that there isn’t a number 6 yet. I can see why this book is so popular with my students. There is a great mix of something tragic, something mysterious and a new fantasy world. The illustrations are really beautifully done. Highly recommended for third grade and older.
Emily and Navin lose their father in a car accident and move to a remote town with their mom. The house they move to is an old house owned by their great grandfather Silas. When Emily and Navin wander upstairs, they discover a room and a mysterious amulet. When their mother is lured into a trap, the children follow her, guided by a mechanical rabbit named Miskit. They find their great grandfather on his death bed. He urges Emily to become the new Stonekeeper, leading her into a new world and teaching her the power of the Amulet.