Kate, the eldest, remembers that, ten years ago on Christmas Eve , her mother had made her promise to protect her siblings, and in turn promised the family's reunion. There, they are introduced to its owner, Dr. Stanislaus Pym, and explore the house. In the basement, a door appears before them, and they discover an emerald - colored book containing no text. When an old photograph is touched to a page of the open book, the children are teleported to the date and location on which the photograph was taken. There, the children observe a witch , titled the Countess , vowing to kill a child every week until the enslaved fathers of the children find what she seeks.
The Countess notices the three orphans and calls upon her grotesque henchmen, designated Screechers, to capture them. Kate and Emma escape, but Michael is accidentally left behind, and his sisters return to save him; but lose the book the eponymous 'Emerald Atlas '.
In escape, they are hunted by wolves; meet someone named Gabriel; and enter a subterranean maze , where Kate and Michael are captured by Dwarves. There, they discover a fifteen-years-younger Dr. Pym, with whom they recover the Emerald Atlas. Upon finding it, Kate is drawn into an earlier time, where she again meets Dr. Pym, and thence returns to the time she most-recently left.
Once healed, Emma, backed by the wisewoman, sways the townsfolk into war against the Countess. After their victory, the witch herself remains to be conquered, and holds the imprisoned children on a boat. Kate, now 'chosen' by the Atlas, can travel to any time while in possession of it; but in exchange for the local children's lives, surrenders it. The Countess seizes the book; but is punished by her master, the Dire Magnus, who reveals that Kate and her siblings are the Atlas's and the two other books of beginning's rightful owners until, upon the completion of a prophecy , he claims it.
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Pym saves some of the local children; others are saved by Kate. She and her siblings return to their own time, where Kate is approached by the Countess.
Kate then leaves her in Rhakotis and returns to her own time, where Dr. Pym explains the Books.
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens – review
Kate- The oldest of the protagonists and the rightful owner of the Emerald Atlas, which allows her to travel through time and space. She is the only protagonist that truly remembers her mother and father. Her mother bequeathed a heart-shaped locket to her when she was young before they left ten years ago. Michael- The second oldest of the protagonists.
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His father gave a book about dwarfs The Dwarf Omnibus by G. This story reminds us that everything in life counts, whether it's the silly little things or the monumental occurrences that shape people's views of the world around them.
In this very book is the story of what happened to 3 kids who carelessly flipped through a strange green book- just like this one- a book that with no warning whatsoever whisked them into the past and onto a dangerous journey filled with dark magic, old family secrets, diabolical villains, and a whole lot of danger. He may be weak, but brave where it counts. She's The atlas has the power to transport the user in space and time They must face the Countess to save their long-lost parents, and the world, and the enslaved children of the Countess' realm.
I loved this book. It has an epic feel to it, I laughed and cried.
The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning, #1) by John Stephens
When three siblings discover a book with magical properties, all the hardships of their orphaned past are overshadowed by the trials that lie ahead. Each sibling uses his or her unique strengths to overcome great obstacles, including time itself, and finds the courage to save the lives of others.
Read it aloud, and the whole family will enjoy this fresh adventure that pays homage to the fantasy greats that came before. Advanced Search. By John Stephens.
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