07. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Leslie · Tags:

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens, 417 pages, read by Leslie, on 05/27/2013

The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning, #1)

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.

This may be a series I read just to see how the next 2 atlases are found.  I liked this book, see the appeal for young readers, it’s got a little magic, a little mystery, a little time travel.  It is being called a new Narnia for tweens, and that seems accurate enough, with just a bit of Harry Potter tossed in.  I want to discover the identity of the mastermind behind it all.

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