The Amber Amulet Craig Silvey
 
Hardback
9781510721890
$14.99
Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighborhood as the Masked Avenger—a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent.

Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil, and low tire pressure on their cars.

But when he attempts to rescue a damsel in distress from sadness, instead, he finds a powerful, unlikely friendship.

This perfect jewel of a book by Printz Honor Award-winning Craig Silvey will hold all readers in its irresistible power.
TitleThe Amber Amulet
AuthorCraig Silvey
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published7 November 2017
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781510721890
Pages96
Dimensions4.25 x 7.00in.

About the author

Craig Silvey is an Australian novelist and musician. His previous works include Rhubarb, The World According to Warren, and Jasper Jones for which he won a Printz Honor Award (U.S.) and the Indie Book of the Year Award 2009 (Australia).

Silvey is also the singer/songwriter for the indie/pop/rock band The Nancy Sikes!.

He lives in Fremantle, Australia.


Praise for The Amber Amulet:

Commended, Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards, Christina Stead Award, 2012

Praise for Jasper Jones:

A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

Australian Book Industry Book of the Year in 2009

* “The author’s keen ear for dialogue is evident in the humorous verbal sparring between Charlie and Jeffrey, typical of smart 13-year-old boys . . . A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller.” — Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

* “Silvey’s sure-footed, evocative prose, intelligent humor, and careful plot structuring may well ensure this Aussie import lasting status.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

* “The mood and atmosphere of the 1960s small-town Australian setting is perfectly realized—suspenseful, menacing, and claustrophobic—with issues of race and class boiling just below the surface.” —The Horn Book, Starred Review

* “Silvey is a master of wit and words, spinning a coming-of-age tale told through the mind of a young Holden Caulfield.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review
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