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    The Amber Amulet (Hardback) By (author) Craig Silvey

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    DescriptionMeet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent. Along with his sidekick, Richie the Power Beagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness? This perfect jewel of a book by the award-winning author of Jasper Jones will hold all readers in its irresistible power.


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    Marianne Vincent The Amber Amulet is the third novel by award-winning Australian author Craig Silvey. On certain nights, young superhero, The Masked Avenger, discards his daytime disguise as 12 year-old Liam McKenzie and, together with his loyal crime-fighting comrade, Richie the Powerbeagle, patrols Franklin Street, protecting the residents against mayhem, evil and faulty gate hinges. As he tries to banish unhappiness, The Masked Avenger learns that good deeds can have unforeseen consequences. This novella is quite short at only 58 pages of text, the rest being taken up by 24 pages of enchanting colour illustrations by Sonia Martinez which help to establish the time period and also enhance the atmosphere of the novel. In keeping with the superhero theme, the cover illustration is especially evocative of a 1930's or 40's pulp fiction booklet, including edges that look worn, creased and damaged. Whilst aimed at the young adult reader, this is a wonderfully refreshing tale, told in an original manner, and will appeal to readers of all ages. A uplifting read. by Marianne Vincent

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