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Amulet of Samarkand, The (Book One of the Bartimaeus Trilogy): Reviewed

Author:Jonathan Stroud
Reading Level (Conceptual):Children 12 and up
Reading Level (Vocabulary):Children 12 and up
Year of publication:2003


This wonderful trilogy features characters with whom the reader will fall in love, and significant violence that has predictable consequences. Please, before recommending this first volume to a sensitive young reader, either read the whole trilogy or read our reviews of book two and, especially, book 3.

Sardonic musings of a demon summoned by an academically under-challenged 12 year old apprentice wizard.

Together, they save Civilization as they know it. First in a trilogy.

Luckily, unlike Inkheart and Eragon, this book's sequels are already in print.

-- Emily Berk

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