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Monday, 8 August 2011
Staff Reading Pick
Bookcover: The Emerald AtlasHere is another reading pick from the Logan Library Staff.

Book: The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Recommended by: Becky, Children's Librarian
Three children have been raised in a series of orphanages since being abandoned by their parents, and finally end up in a mysterious mansion where they discover an old book which allows them to travel through time, catapulting them into an adventure filled with mystery, mayhem, and magic.  When I started reading this, my hopes weren't too high - reviewers had said it reminded them of many other fantasy novels including "The Golden Compass," "Harry Potter," "The Hobbit," and the "Narnia" books, and I was afraid it would be derivative and cliched.  It's not.  This is a completely original fantasy novel with an incredible adventure story, interesting characters, and writing that makes me feel like I'm watching a movie.  Moments of horror and humor are blended seamlessly into the mix.  Although it's aimed at middle-school-age readers, I highly recommended it for fantasy-novel fans of all ages. 

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