The newest pick for the SBJ Book Society is The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. The book is 10% off for all SBJ Book Society members. The meeting to discuss the book will be the second Friday of every month from 6 - 7 p.m.
About the Author: JOHN STEPHENS spent ten years in television, and was executive producer
of Gossip Girls and a writer for Gilmore Girls and The O.C. He holds an
MFA from the University of Virginia and was inspired to write novels
for children after reading Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.
About the book: Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.
Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could
possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being
protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know
Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey to dangerous
and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of
magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do
can change history, and it is up to them to set things right.
The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts
Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an
unforgettable, enchanted world.
Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011:
magic and secrets deepen the story and build excitement as it reaches
its complex and time-bending climax....Echoes of other popular fantasy
series, from “Harry Potter” to the “Narnia” books, are easily found,
but debut author Stephens has created a new and appealing read that
will leave readers looking forward to the next volumes in this