The Emerald Atlas

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 417 pages
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Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world.

These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.

Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about.

Until now.

Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right.

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Review: The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning #1)

User Review  - Migdalia - Goodreads

Sometimes authors have really good ideas, but they need more time or more pages to develop them. Such is the case with The Emerald Atlas. We've seen this kind of thing before: children who turn out to ... Read full review

Review: The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning #1)

User Review  - Leora Cohen-Tigör - Goodreads

The book "The Emerald Atlas" takes place in present day Cambridge Falls, a tiny speck on the map across from Lake Champlain. Here we find our three "orphans", brave Kate, dwarf-obsessed Michael, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

JOHN STEPHENS is also the author of The Fire Chronicle, the second installment in the Books of Beginning trilogy. John received his MFA from the University of Virginia, and went on to write and produce television for ten years. During this time, he read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and fell in love with fantasy for young readers. He spent the next several years waking at 4 AM every morning to write The Emerald Atlas before heading to work for the day.
John lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son and their dog, Bug. Visit BooksofBeginning.com to find out more about The Emerald Atlas, the Books of Beginning, and John.