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The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning #1) - Community Reviews back

by John Stephens
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 3 months ago
Book One in the Series and just a mishmash of other stories it felt...felt a little like Harry Potter (orphans Kate, Michael and Emma taken from their parents and raised in orphanages where they are transferred around because they don't want to be adopted because they believe that their parents are ...
TeaPartyPrincess rated it 5 years ago
WOW.This was as magical as Harry Potter and as epic as Narnia. The Emerald Atlas was simply a delight to read.This is a fantastic children's fantasy. The characters are engaging and each has their own personality, making it easy to relate to at least one. And they have flaws. They have real believab...
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b00k r3vi3ws rated it 6 years ago
Kate, Michael, and Emma have a very odd surname – P. That’s not all that is odd with them. They are sure that their parents are alive yet they have spent most of their lives in a number of orphanages all over the country. Kate, who was four years old when their parents left them, vaguely remembers t...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 6 years ago
Doing a re-read for the upcoming to-be-read sequel: [b:The Fire Chronicle|13262797|The Fire Chronicle (The Books of Beginning, #2)|John Stephens|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1340866193s/13262797.jpg|18464395]Kate, Michael, and Emma were dropped off at an orphanage when Kate was 4. She was told by h...
ism rated it 6 years ago
This is a children's book. With no pretenses of being deep or possessing hidden messages. Just a story that teaches how strong family bond can be in difficult situations, how friendship can overlook age or race, and how a person has the ability to shape their own future ... okay maybe there's one hi...
megancsparks rated it 6 years ago
Although this book started off slowly for me, I was pulled into the intriguing mystery and fully realized fantasy world. I loved the way time travel became a part of the book. I see many people comparing it to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but for...
afterwhat rated it 7 years ago
I don't know what happened to all my reading mojo. Just haven't been able to finish a book lately. This one, I listened to in the car, and I have to say, okay. Jim Dale, undeniably awesome as a narrator. Great voice, great voices, great emotion. But his voice just falls right in the "Tune this o...
Reading Wolf
Reading Wolf rated it 7 years ago
Summary from Goodreads:John Stephens' aptly-titled new fantasy trilogy begins auspiciously with a nimble, fast-paced tale of three siblings. Kate, Michael, and Emma have suffered through ten years of odious orphanage "care"; now they have slipped into the care of the eccentric, disturbingly mysterio...
sensitivemuse rated it 7 years ago
I thought this was going to be a light read filled with magic and other kinds of happy excitement. It actually was the reverse. It’s a bit darker than usual Middle Grade fiction, and it’s not as happy as I thought. However, it was still a decent read and worth the time spent. The plot was quite de...
EricaO rated it 7 years ago
The bad thing about listening to a book narrated by Jim Dale is that now all I can envision are Harry Potter characters. He uses some of the same Harry Potter voices for this particular book and I had to remind myself that, no, that is NOT Dobby speaking.Other than that, though, I liked this book we...
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