The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Series #2)

The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Series #2)

by Kazu Kibuishi


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Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi returns with his mysterious world full of new allies . . . and old enemies!

Emily and Navin's mother is still in a coma from the arachnopod's poison, and there's only one place to find help: Kanalis, the bustling, beautiful city of waterfalls. But when Em, her brother, and Miskit and the rest of the robotic crew aboard the walking house reach the city, they quickly realize that seeking help is looking for trouble, dangerous trouble.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439846837
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Amulet Series , #2
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 17,836
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: GN340L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the critically acclaimed Flight anthologies, as well as the creator of COPPER. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their son. Visit him online at

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Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
MR_Nelson More than 1 year ago
Book one ended with me licking my chops for more, and Kazu has not let me down. I got started on his stuff through the Flight Comics AnthologiesFlight, Volume One and then with Daisy KutterDaisy Kutter: The Last Train Book one lays the ground work for a great world of fantasy and SciFi, with a dash of steam-punkery. Here in book two he takes the story and really starts to flesh out the characters and the world they are in. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and it was safe enough to read to my 4-year-old. The only complaint that I have is that it seems that parts of the book got more time and attention than others, but over all I loved the artwork. I look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The art and story are able to keep children interested and engaged, but it also is fun for the adults sharing it with the kids.
Greenangel5 More than 1 year ago
Still a captivating plot line and holds all kinds of cool artwork.
Marymom2 More than 1 year ago
Reluctant but gifted 9 year old son loves this series!!!!!
amberhappiness More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my little sister's 11th birthday and after seeing the one or two of the minor scary/disturbing pictures (the elf prince and the car crash) I was a tiny bit worried it'd might be bloody or way to dark for a 11 year old. The book was a little dark but not bad and the blood is at minimum. The author obviously is trying to keep the book kid friendly which is good. The storyline is overall pretty good and the art work is great. It is a very original book and has good characters and I look forward to the next one and think my sister will enjoy book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the frist book now I need this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it was a lot like a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved both of these books! I read this one in only an hour. Can't wait for the next installment!
sattire More than 1 year ago
This book was very fun to read I like the art and the story. I certainly liked the characters, they reminded meof characters in the book Marked by P.C. Cast.
gaudreau on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Stonekeeper's Curse, Book Two in the Amulet series, is a graphic novel by Kazu Kibuishi. The author's first graphic novel, Daisy Kutter, was listed as one of the Best Books for Young Adults by YALSA.,The Stonekeeper's Cure, Book Two is a story of family, growing up, and becoming a reluctant hero. It starts immediately after the last frame in Book One where Emily, her brother Navin, and their mother have recently moved into the home of their great-grandfather who mysteriously disappeared a number of years ago. Instead of finding peace and quite in the country Emily and Navin stumble into another world in which houses walk, animals talk, and inanimate objects become robots. As the stonekeeper, Emily feels the weight of the world on her young shoulders as she tries to protect her family while learning to control the power of the amulet she now possesses. The images are of excellent quality and add another dimension to the text. The mood is reflected in the colour pallettes used throughout the graphic novel and, like the plot, is darker than in Book One.For an adventure with a young female hero, this book takes the reader through many emotions and experiences. I recommend this book to older juvenile readers, especially those who may not enjoy chapter books.
KePa10 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This books are awesome and i love these series :D
timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With an imaginative story and well drawn art, Amulet Bk 2 is certainly a fun graphic novel to read for all ages.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: Next in series. Cybils nomineeComments: It's been awful long wait since the first book in this series that I had to sit down and think a bit before I dove into this eagerly anticipated sequel. While Book 1 was all dark and foreboding, this second in the, I assume, trilogy gets right into the action. We find out all the answers and reasons for Emily's attachment with the Amulet and what her quest must be whether she wants it or not. Her brother also has an important part to play in saving this world. New friends are met and the enemy is shown in it's full evil wickedness. A compelling, fast-paced, action packed story with plenty of odd creatures, magic and hand-to-hand combat. Also an intriguing story, beautifully illustrated and the author has created a fascinating world. I just hope we don't have to wait another 20 months for Book Three!
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a great addition to the Amulet series. Fans of the first book will love this one.Emily and Navin have rescued their mother but she is dying from deadly poison. Now Emily and Nevin have to travel with the strange crew they found in the house to the city of Kanalis. There they will find more intriguing characters, hopefully find an answer to their mother's illness, and also find that more is afoot than just their small problems.This was a wonderful graphic novel. The illustrations are absolutely breathtaking and the storyline grows a lot in this book. You find that Emily and her family are part of a much larger story and have important roles that may determine the fate of this world. The characters actually go through a lot of development. You see Nevin starting to grow and really take shape at the things he is good at. Emily has further battles with the Amulet which she learns and grows from. There are some wonderful new character additions; of which Leon Redbeard is the most delightful and interesting.Overall I just loved this book. It is beautiful, has an engaging story, great characters, and an interesting plot that just keeps growing in complexity. This was just a perfect book and I can't wait to read the next one in the series, The Cloud Watcher's. Strongly recommend this series for anyone middle grade and older who loves reading about adventure and fantasy. This series is just magical.
ALindelof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Emily and Navin are there trying to find the secret fruit that will save there mother from an internal sleep. Will they make it in time before the elves get the fruit. I recommend this book to people who like fantasy and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book ever
EA_Solinas More than 1 year ago
The magical Stone helped Emily and Navin get their mother Karen back, but now she's been poisoned by one of the tentacled things that abducted her. And "The Stonekeeper's Curse," the second part of the Amulet series, Kazu Kibuishi takes the opportunity to explore, expand and illustrate the strange world that his teen protagonists find themselves in, as well as introducing the villain of the whole epic story. It really becomes clear in this chapter that the role of a Stonekeeper is not merely being the deus ex machina of the story -- it's a major, earthshaking responsibility with plenty of danger attached. The mechs-house arrives in the city of Kanalis, which is mostly populated by animal-people and oppressed by the cruel Elves. In fact, the Elves have managed to get to Kanalis ahead of the doughty little group, and immediately start attacking them when they take Emily's mother to the nearest doctor. Worst of all, the Elf King has sent his deadliest warrior, Luger, to exterminate the group with the help of the unwilling Prince Trellis. The only hope for their mother is to get a fruit from a gadoba tree... which unfortunately only grow on Demon's Head Mountain, where no traveller has ever returned from. So while her brother Navin joins forces with the Kanalis resistance, Emily must learn to use her Stonekeeper powers with the help of fox-man Leon Redbeard -- and if she fails to master the Stone rather than letting it master her, not only might she lose her mother, but also her life. If "The Stonekeeper" introduced us to the fantasy world of Alledia and the odd inhabitants of it, then "The Stonekeeper's Curse" is what solidifies it into a full-blown fantasy world and explores more of how this universe works. The Stone's pros and cons are explored, the actual societal influences of the Elves are explored, the character of the swashbuckling but goodhearted Leon is introduced, and the main villain is first shown -- a mysterious masked figure known only as the Elf King. In fact, everything about this volume somehow makes the story more epic, either by expanding Alledia and our knowledge of this slightly off-kilter world, or by giving us something rich and huge to watch (the climactic battle, involving a house-mecha and a grotesquely powerful elf). Yet somehow Kibuishi makes the whole thing have a sense of childlike wonder, even as he deepens the mythos and includes some rather tragic or frightening scenes (such as the whole backstory of the Stonekeepers, which is quite disturbing). His art style is clean, simple and full of symbolic colors (the elves are completely grey and white, while the good guys are awash in bright hues), and he effortlessly populates this fantasy world with living stuffed bunnies, comical robots and people under a curse that slowly turns them into anthropomorphized animals. Yet there's no self-consciousness about these seemingly childish things; they're played completely straight and handled with complete seriousness. Emily also undergoes a lot of character growth, since she finds out that the Stone can be as much of a curse as it can a blessing -- while it gives her deus ex machina powers and guides her, it also tempts her constantly to let it take control of her mind and urges her to kill all the Elves. Navin also gets more development, becoming a tough little fighter in his own right rather than just the overcautious baby brother, and we see hints of why Trellis is so desperate and ruthless when he is confronte
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good volume. Story's getting interesting.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
As stated in my review for book 1 of this series, I enjoyed and was drawn into the first book so much that I read it in one sitting and had to get #2 and promptly did the same. I love books that have someone young and unexpected be responsible for saving the day. I especially love it when they must learn a lesson or become stronger in order to do so. This is just that kind of a book. I was surprisingly unbothered by the fact that it was a graphic novel (which I do not normally read.) This is also a book series that, if like me, you have teenage or middle grade aged children, you can read and enjoy it with them. This book series was first discovered by my daughter and now most of our family has read at least the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book report of Amulet Book:2 Amulet Book:2 or The Stonekeeper's curse is an amazing story. The author of this story has written many other books. The author’s name is Kazu Kibuishi and he is one of my favorite authors. He has written Eight books under the title of Amulet. The beginning of the book isn’t very exciting with the elf prince getting his orders. He doesn’t like taking orders from his father. His father sends a guid with him so he doesn’t disobey his orders. The authors purpose is to entertain. This book is the most entertaining book I have ever read. This book has many reasons I could critique it. One of the things I would critique would be the amount of words on each page. There may be fifteen words on each page. Sometimes there might not even be one. There might even be a page where there is just onomatopoeia. That is just stupid to have a book with no words on some of the pages. The author was very successful at making all of the characters in the book. All of the characters are very believable. The most significant scene in the book is where the main characters have a battle with the elf prince and the main characters win. It is a hard fought battle and could have gone either way. I would make many changes to the novel if I could. The first change I would make would be adding more words and more books. As I said in the paragraph before this there is almost no words on each page. The author was able to keep my attention throughout the novel and that is hard. He kept my attention by throwing new characters and new places into the story. I do agree with the author to continue to make new books but the books will start to get repetitive after about three more books. I think these books are amazing and he should keep doing them until he runs out of ideas. These books are very addictive and I have been hooked on these books for three years. I read the first book in fourth grade and have liked them ever since. If i were to recommend this to a certain age group I would say first grade through eighth grade. It kind of would get boring after then. I would recommend this story to anyone who likes adventure books. Those are just my opinions you may have a different opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All thetwists and turns are amazing but you still know whats going on whitch isreally hardfor me to do beacause i have never folowed books that well
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr-X_0024 More than 1 year ago
Not your average elf, but moments before Emily's mother was saved, one of the elves' amulets went haywire and the elf is erotically gigantic, but it's my first sequel to the Amulet series that I read in 2012 after receiving my own copy of the first one (to see more details, look in customer reviews for books 1 and 3 of the series) yes these elves are the same ordinary size (not enlarged like one of them) as those from the Hobbit and Fellowship of the Ring (the last two installments to Lord of the Rings weren't owned so I either have to wait another 20 years for them or pass altogether) and the Inheritance Cycle series (finished reading the Inheritance Cycle series in the last moments of the 2011 year, but started reading the first one in 2007 which is a year after the movie's release, or wasn't that the same year for both the book and movie I forget but the Inheritance Cycle series didn't resume until late Fall 2011). Although there was one elf that is regularly sized as the elves in this book but this one is from a beloved Christmas movie known as Elf  and we all know that X-Mas Elves are small, but this elf is just a human who is adopted by one of the holiday elves and for sure, the elves in this book don't live in a hollowed tree like a brand mascot for artificially preserved treats, don't work at Santa's workshop and never eat Spaghetti with Maple Syrup (one of the elves in this book cannot eat at all because his amulet is what keeps him alive, you'll see why when you continue reading this series). and as You Tube always says: What does the Fox Say? the answer to that question is that there's a talking fox in this book, as for the realistic answer foxes are a part of the canine family so they either bark or howl, or both.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Navin and Emily are back with all their old friends, and some new ones, for another adventure in the AMULET series. Picking up where we last left our heroes, we find them inside their great-grandfather's traveling house searching for an antidote for their poisoned mother. When they reach the city of Kanal is when things start to look hopeful. That is until the elf prince and his army show up. The elf prince is determined to steal Emily's amulet and use its power. Now, Emily must learn to accept her role as a stonekeeper and save the day. This graphic novel is a very exciting sequel. Emily really comes out of her shell in this book and becomes a strong character. Boys and girls alike will love seeing Emily and Navin stand up for themselves and watching Emily take charge of the amulet's powers. I can't wait to see what's next for Emily and her family. Hopefully, we'll see the next volume in the series soon!