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    Knopf Books for Young Readers | Apr 05, 2011 | 432 Pages | 5-5/8 x 8-1/4 | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780375868702

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Awards

Kid’s Indie Next List “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers” WINNER 2011

Texas Lone Star Reading List WINNER 2012

Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Georgia Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Indiana Young Hoosier Award NOMINEE

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award NOMINEE 2014

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award NOMINEE

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award SELECTION 2014

Praise

“Rich with wonder and personality, The Emerald Atlas is a terrific read. I wholeheartedly recommend it, and look forward to more.” — Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Beyonders

Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011:

“Unfolding magic and secrets deepen the story and build excitement as it reaches its complex and time-bending climax….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 that will leave readers looking forward to the next volumes in this projected trilogy.

Publishers Weekly, January 18, 2011:
“This fast-paced, fully imagined fantasy is by turns frightening and funny, and the siblings are well-crafted and empathetic heroes. Highly enjoyable, it should find many readers.”

The Wall Street Journal
, April 2, 2011:

“[A] great story is all in the telling, and in ‘The Emerald Atlas’ the telling is superb…First-time novelist John Stephens has created a vicarious adventure for children ages 9-15—the first in a trilogy—filled with unexpected twists and marvelously distinct and vivid characters.”

BookPage, April 2, 2011:
“With magic, humor and unforgettable characters, John Stephens’ remarkable debut novel follows Kate, Michael and Emma as they attempt to outwit the Countess, rescue the children and maybe even save the world in the process. Unanswered questions and two more books to locate ensure a sequel and more robust adventures ahead.”

Realms of Fantasy, April 2011:
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.”

Booklist, March 15, 2011:
“Fast-paced and engaging, with plenty of action, humor, and secrets propelling the plot. . . . Themes of family and responsibility . . . will easily resonate with young readers.”
 
Kirkus, March 15, 2011:
“Each character has such a likable voice that the elaborate story doesn’t feel overcomplicated. . . . The only gripe readers might initially have is with its length, but by the end, they’ll immediately wish it was longer.”

Library Media Connection, May / June 2011:
“A rollicking fantasy filled with shiver-inspiring evil creatures and quiet heroes. The feisty sisters and the intellectual brother will win the hearts of readers of all ages.”

CrackingTheCover.com, April 5, 2011:
““Creativity and wit abound in ‘The Emerald Atlas.’ Author John Stephens could have easily fallen into the trap of building on someone else’s ideas. But he doesn’t.
Stephens doesn’t write down to his readers. Rather he offers a sophisticated narrative that will appeal to children and adults alike. It’s clear he had fun writing and that ‘The Emerald Atlas’ was painstakingly thought out.”


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