The Emerald Atlas

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Yearling Book, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 417 pages
49 Reviews
"A strong . . . new trilogy, invoking just a little Harry Potter and Series of Unfortunate Events along the way."--Realms of Fantasy

Siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma 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 true--what they do can change history, and it's up to them to set things right.


"A new Narnia for the tween set."--The New York Times


"[A] fast-paced, fully imagined fantasy."--Publishers Weekly


"Echoes of other popular fantasy series, from "Harry Potter" to the "Narnia" books, are easily found, but debut author Stephens has created a new and appealing read . . ."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
 

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User Review  - marsap - LibraryThing

The Emerald Atlas is the first book of the children's trilogy The Books of Beginning by John Stephens. Kate, Michael, and Emma are orphans, abandoned by their parents at a young age and left without ... Read full review

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There were a lot of things that I liked in this novel. It's a well written book with a complex plot that contains many entwining threads, yet never feels too difficult for young readers to grasp. It's ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE +
1
CHAPTER THREE The King and Queens of France +
36
CHAPTER FOUR The Countess of Cambridge Falls
47
CHAPTER SEVEN + Guests of the Countess
94
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Granny Peet
236
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN + Inside the Vault
270
Devils Bargain
333
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO The Dire Magnus +
356
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE The Children of Cambridge Falls
376
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR + Rhakotis +
394
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE + Ghosts of Christmas Past +
407
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About the author (2012)

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 sons and their dog, Bug. Visit BooksofBeginning.com to find out more about The Emerald Atlas, the Books of Beginning, and John.

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