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The Emerald Atlas

Stephens, John

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Emerald Atlas
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Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0375968709
9780375968709
0375868704
9780375868702
Branch Call Number: j STEPHENS 2011
Characteristics: 417 p. ;,22 cm

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Kate, Michael, and Emma have suffered in the ten years since their parents disappeared, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.

Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents hoped to protect them by disappearing. Now they learn that they have special powers, fearsome enemy, and a prophesied quest to find a magical book. gr. 4-8


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Jan 23, 2015
  • LibrLdyMapleValley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The night Kate's mother disappeared she asked one thing of her daughter. Take care of your brother and sister. Kate promised she would and then her world changed forever. Left alone without even a memory of their own last name Kate, Michael and Emma are passed from one orphanage to the next finally landing in the Edgar Allan Poe Home for Hopeless and Incorrigible Orphans. And they are kind of incorrigible but, you know, in a good way. Michael is obsessed with dwarves and adventure and is constantly poking his nose into holes checking for possible dwarf artifacts. People often think he's crazy. Emma is busy picking fights with everyone she meets which frequently includes her brother because he irritates her. Everyone irritates her. Kate definitely has her hands full.
The day comes when they prove to be too incorrigible for the Incorrigible Orphans home and they get sent to dank, dark and depressing Cambridge Falls. What they notice immediately is that there are no children anywhere. Not even in their new orphanage run by the mysterious Dr. Pym. As they explore their crusty new home they discover an old green book that has the ability to send people back in time. They find this out by accidentally sending themselves 15 years into the past and right into the middle of a fantastic adventure.
There's mystery, drama, dwarves (happy Michael), crazy sorceresses, adventure and even a lot of laughs in this well constructed page turning fantasy. Luckily it is the first of a trilogy of books with Katherine, Michael and Emma. If you have Harry Potter fans you might want to point them in the direction of John Stephens' The Emerald Atlas. And the audio version, read by Jim Dale, is phenomenal!

Jul 18, 2014
  • bookreader_123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very well written masterpiece! Kept me thinking about what will happen next. I would recommend this book to people who like reading fantasy fiction type of books.

Jul 09, 2014
  • devissersarah rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Engaging story that's really well written!

Apr 29, 2014
  • mahamoody rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is amazing. It filled me with feelings of suspense, sadness, excitement, and shock. The story is something new and creative, and it's very well-written. I would recommend this book to everyone.

Apr 13, 2014
  • juggler_2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My husband and I just listed to this on a long drive we did, and we both really enjoyed it. We have another trip coming up next week (to do shows at libraries in Iowa for National Library Week ) and will listen to the next book. Interesting characters, good plot and so well read. It makes fun listening and would be very appealing for a family trip.

Nov 11, 2013
  • klauriston rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book. Kids and I listened to it on audiobook and we hung on every word. My son, age 11, particularly liked it and he is finishing the Harry Potter series so his stardards are high.

Aug 30, 2013

I've read a LOT of fantasy fiction books in my life, and I have to say that this book is truly unique. I like that they don't give you all the information from the start...it has kept me constantly guessing what's going to happen next. This does not happen often when I read fantasy. I would DEFINITELY recommend this book to anyone!

Aug 02, 2013
  • darkfrost rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have this book at home, and I think it's awesome! The Dwarves- well, Ill let you read it!

Jul 25, 2013
  • coolcatz_0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It was fantastic... a little confusing though. :)

Jun 10, 2013

incase you don't know, the next book is out in hardcover and is called the fire chronical

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Feb 25, 2012

"Promise me Kate, you will take care of you brother and sister . . . we will be back together again, I promise . . ."

Kate, Michael and Emma "P." have had enough. Their parents have disappeared off them, and for the past ten years they have been sent from orphanage to orphanage to orphanage. But arriving at this old manor, Kate has a stirring inside her - "we should not be here. This is extremely dangerous."

Soon, Kate, Michael and Emma are swept off on a time travel adventure, involving an enchanted atlas, a golden - haired countess, numerous dwarves, and the ability to change history.

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Sep 30, 2011
  • llevey23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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