The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

June 15, 2011 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Summary:  Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy. 



This book is about three siblings, Kate, Michael, and Emma, who’s parents left them when they were very young and promised that they would come back for them.  Kate, who is the oldest, was told by her mother to watch over her siblings, and for that reason has missed out on much of her childhood.  When the children are sent to yet another orphanage, they discover that magic is real and that they must save the world by traveling back in time and fixing things.
Even though I usually don’t like books about time travel and saving the world, I thought this book was very good.  It was distinguished in many ways, one of them being that when you think the story is almost over and the author is just going to add a happy ending and finish the book, the author throws another big event in.  This was a great book!-Skyler

I thought the book was okay because it really took a long time to get to the real story. The story was interwined with others. That was why I thought it was an okay book. – Olivia

This book is ok. I don’t think it is an OPLbery winner. It is boring in some parts. Overall I think this book is an average book. – Eric

Over the last month, I read The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens. It is about three kids who were separated from their parents. They go from orphanage to orphanage without getting adopted, and their latest one has something…. well, odd about it. Read the book to find out what that oddity is! I highly recommend this book if you like a perfect mix of adventure, magic, and plot in your books. This book just might be this year’s OPLbery winner! -Lucas

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