Action Meets Fantasy

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In "The Emerald Atlas," by John Stephens, young Kate, Michael, and Emma's lives change one snowy Christmas Eve.

In "The Emerald Atlas," by John Stephens, young Kate, Michael, and Emma's lives change one snowy Christmas Eve. During the next ten years, they moved around from orphanage to orphanage. When they finally get settled in at an orphanage in Cambridge Falls, and they discover a long hidden secret. They time travel back fifteen years in history and find out Cambridge Falls' dark past. When a Countess tries to please her master she gets some competition from Kate, 14, Michael, 12, and Emma, 11. They end up changing history with a little help from some small magical creatures and a wizard named Dr. Pym.

 

I thought this story was truly heartwarming with the siblings and how they help each other in the midst of their struggles. I recommend this book for ages 10 and up for anyone who loves action and fantasy. Boys would like it because of the action, the battles, the mysteries, and weird characters. Girls would like it because of the way it leaves you hanging at the end of the chapter and how strong-willed Kate and Emma are.