The Emerald Atlas:The Books of Beginning 1
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The Emerald Atlas:The Books of Beginning 1

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 298g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552564028
  • 9780552564021
  • 47,515

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"Dark magic aplenty" -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * "A magical, roller-coaster of a read" -- Vanessa Lewis * The Bookseller * "Ambitious, entertaining, magical and whimsical, this marks a strong beginning to a new trilogy, invoking just a little Harry Potter and Series of Unfortunate Events along the way" * Realms of Fantasy magazine, USA * "It's bright and energetic and has some exciting set pieces" -- Patrick Ness * Guardian * "Stephens spins a tightly paced, engaging yarn" * The New York Times *show more

About John Stephens

John Stephens received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia in 1998. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he has worked as a writer-producer on Gilmore Girls and The O.C. John Stephens is taking leave from his television career to pursue his passion for writing for children. The Emerald Atlas is his first novel.show more

Review Text

"Ambitious, entertaining, magical and whimsical, this marks a strong beginning to a new trilogy, invoking just a little Harry Potter and Series of Unfortunate Events along the way "show more

Back cover copy

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.show more

Rating details

16,456 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 32% (5,293)
4 37% (6,168)
3 22% (3,670)
2 6% (976)
1 2% (349)

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It is amazing. The suspense grabs your attention and the hilarious dialogue makes you cry with laughter. I recommend it to all young adults (11-13) and hope that they had as much fun reading it as I did.show more
by Mickey Chow
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