The Emerald Atlas

The Emerald Atlas

eBook - 2011
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The first thrilling book in the most exciting children's fantasy series since Harry Potter.

They were taken from their beds one frozen night, when the world was covered in snow. The silhouette of a tall, thin man has haunted Kate ever since.

Ten years on, Kate, Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded to a blur. Arriving at Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something different about this place - and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark, crooked house before.

As they explore, they discover an old, empty leather book. The moment they touch it, an ancient magical prophecy is set irrevocably in motion, and the children are thrown into a dangerous alternate reality of dark enchantments and terrifying monsters. Only they can prevent the terrible event that will ruin Cambridge Falls - and stop the world from falling into complete devastation.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
ISBN: 9781446452011
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jan 13, 2018

I read the whole Books of the Beginning trilogy, and it was one of the best series books I've ever read!

Sep 20, 2017

reading it for battle of the books sounds good though

MelifluousView Dec 20, 2016

Although it took me a while to get into the story, once the adventure had truly started, I found that I was taken with Kate's strength, Michael's dedication, and Emma's spunk.

Oct 19, 2016

This was so good I can't even believe it. Seriously, though.

Dec 15, 2015

I've read this book a total of three times (more re-reads to come!) and I am still surprised with all the twists and turns. This is one of the best books I have read in such a long time.

Dec 14, 2015

This was a great book... The best I've ever read in a long time. There was so much action, mystery and excitement! Every page had one of those elements. And the characters are superb!

Total 5 stars!

Dec 09, 2015

After I started reading, I couldn't stop!

LibrLdyMapleValley Jan 23, 2015

The night Kate's mother disappeared she asked one thing of her daughter. Take care of your brother and sister. Kate promised she would and then her world changed forever. Left alone without even a memory of their own last name Kate, Michael and Emma are passed from one orphanage to the next finally landing in the Edgar Allan Poe Home for Hopeless and Incorrigible Orphans. And they are kind of incorrigible but, you know, in a good way. Michael is obsessed with dwarves and adventure and is constantly poking his nose into holes checking for possible dwarf artifacts. People often think he's crazy. Emma is busy picking fights with everyone she meets which frequently includes her brother because he irritates her. Everyone irritates her. Kate definitely has her hands full.
The day comes when they prove to be too incorrigible for the Incorrigible Orphans home and they get sent to dank, dark and depressing Cambridge Falls. What they notice immediately is that there are no children anywhere. Not even in their new orphanage run by the mysterious Dr. Pym. As they explore their crusty new home they discover an old green book that has the ability to send people back in time. They find this out by accidentally sending themselves 15 years into the past and right into the middle of a fantastic adventure.
There's mystery, drama, dwarves (happy Michael), crazy sorceresses, adventure and even a lot of laughs in this well constructed page turning fantasy. Luckily it is the first of a trilogy of books with Katherine, Michael and Emma. If you have Harry Potter fans you might want to point them in the direction of John Stephens' The Emerald Atlas. And the audio version, read by Jim Dale, is phenomenal!

Jul 18, 2014

A very well written masterpiece! Kept me thinking about what will happen next. I would recommend this book to people who like reading fantasy fiction type of books.

Jul 09, 2014

Engaging story that's really well written!

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May 29, 2015

Three young orphans go on an adventure of a lifetime to a magical world full of twists and turns, time travel, dwarves, wizards, and so much more.

"Promise me Kate, you will take care of you brother and sister . . . we will be back together again, I promise . . ."

Kate, Michael and Emma "P." have had enough. Their parents have disappeared off them, and for the past ten years they have been sent from orphanage to orphanage to orphanage. But arriving at this old manor, Kate has a stirring inside her - "we should not be here. This is extremely dangerous."

Soon, Kate, Michael and Emma are swept off on a time travel adventure, involving an enchanted atlas, a golden - haired countess, numerous dwarves, and the ability to change history.


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