By Kazu Kibuishi
From the back cover
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
In a gist…
This is a graphic novel and is the first of seven books in the Amulet series. This book starts off with a tragic car accident resulting in the death of Emily Hayes’ father. Following the death of her father, the family is forced to move out of the city into an old family house in the woods to cut on financial expenses. Their new home turns out with more problems than they had anticipated. My only concern with the book is the fact that the robots created by Silas seem to be given some human emotions and idolize him as God.
A car accident results in the death of Emily’s father.
Degradation of Family/ Islamic Values
– Family values are respected, and kept at good levels. The kids’ quest is to save their mother and they still remember their father fondly after two years of his passing.
It is of great concern that the robots created by Silas say “Thank Silas” in places where they are expected to be saying “Thank God”.
Overall, this book seems harmless for your kids to read inshallah if you keep the above points in mind.