The Amber Amulet by Craig Silvey

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Courage and imagination both shine out in this short tale from a Printz Honor winner, even if they are shadowed by audience issues.
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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.
 

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Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup Western Australia. He now lives in Fremantle, where at the age of 19 he wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, published by Fremantle Press in 2004. In 2005, Rhubarb was chosen as the 'One Book' for the Perth International Writers' Festival, and was included in the national Books Alive campaign. Silvey also received a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award. In 2007, Silvey released The World According To Warren, a picture book affectionately starring the guide-dog from Rhubarb. His second novel, Jasper Jones, was completed with the aid of an Australia Council New Work Grant and won the following prizes: Indie Book of the Year Award 2009, Indie Book of the Year 2009 - Fiction, ABIA (Australian Book Industry Awards) Book of the Year 2010, ABIA (Australian Book Industry Awards) Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2010 and the 2009 Western Australia Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. Jasper Jones was also short
 
Published January 2, 2018 by Sky Pony Press. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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on Aug 21 2017

Courage and imagination both shine out in this short tale from a Printz Honor winner, even if they are shadowed by audience issues.

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