Saturday, July 30, 2011

Marsh Reviews John Stephens's THE EMERALD ATLAS

The Emerald Atlas
(Books of the Beginning #1)
by John Stephens

Book Report by Marsh

         Kate, Michael, and Emma are brother and sisters.  They were left at an orphanage by their parents when they were very young for some unknown reason, so they have moved from orphanage to orphanage. But this one is different.  It is in Cambridge Falls. There are no other kids in this orphanage.  The scenery seems to change.  And the orphanage is much bigger than it appears.

         One day while the kids are exploring the orphanage, they find a book with an emerald green cover.  Michael figures he could use the book as extra storage for his photos, so he places his photo in the book and then he and his sisters are transported back in time to the old Cambridge Falls, where the Countess, an evil witch, is trying to kill all of the kids of Cambridge Falls.  Kate, Michael, and Emma will have to save all the kids.  Can they do it?

         I think this book is very good. I love the big battles between the Countess and her allies and the kids and their allies.  I have the most in common with Michael, because like him, I like learning about mythical creatures and reading.  I enjoyed how Kate was clever and she was always helping her brother and sister.  Emma was really tough and was always ready to kill monsters.  I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I hope to see where their next adventure takes them.

         I recommend this book for kids who love action and adventure. I give this book 5 monsters!

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  1. We just got this book at it looks incredible. Wonderful review! I'm glad you liked it so much, that means the book is probably as incredible as it looks!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  2. Ms. Donna,
    This book really was incredible. I'm glad you liked our review. You are a great follower, and thank you for posting comments on our reviews. We have finished our reports on Darth Paper Strikes Back and we will be posting that review soon.

  3. I've heard about this book, it looks really cool! Great review. :) & all you guys' videos are so funny haha.

    ^For the hop giveaway. :)

  4. Ms. Manda,
    This book is very cool! We are so glad you like the videos and review. Thanks,

  5. I have The Emerald Atlas on my book shelves. Now I have to move it up on my TBR list.

  6. Ms. She,
    I'm so you are following our blog and that you commented on this report. You should definitely read it soon.
    Thanks, Marsh