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The Amber Amulet - Craig Silvey

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Published: 1st October 2012
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
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You're in safe hands - The Masked Avenger and Richie the Power Beagle are here to protect you! A brilliant jewel of a book from the acclaimed, best-selling author of Jasper Jones.

Dear Sir/Ma'am,

Please find enclosed this AMBER AMULET. That must sound unusual to a citizen, but you will have to trust me on this count because the science is too detailed for me to outline here. All you need to know is that the AMBER AMULET will eliminate your unhappiness by counteracting it with POSITIVE ENERGY. This should see you straight. Fear not, you're in safe hands now.

Take care,

The Masked Avenger


Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighbourhood 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 tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness?

This perfect jewel of a book by the award-winning author of the 2009 Book of the Year Jasper Jones will hold all readers in its irresistible power.

About the Author

Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup, WA. At age 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.

Silvey's second novel, Jasper Jones was released in 2009 and won Indie Book of the Year Award 2009, Indie Book of the Year 2009 - Fiction, ABIA Book of the Year 2010, ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2010 and the 2009 WA Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. Jasper Jones was also shortlised for the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2010 NSW Premier's Literary Award, Christina Stead Prize for fiction, 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary AwardsVance Palmer Prize for Fiction and the 2011 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

Outside of literature, Silvey is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes!

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4.0

Brilliance

By PookyNut

from Brisbane

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about The Amber Amulet:

    In the ilk of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Craig Silvey jokes about being a boy genius but I think he probably is.

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    Meet Liam Mckenzie, a lonely twelve-year-old boy whose alter ego is the Masked Avenger, a superhero with powers so potent, so vast, not even he can fully comprehend their extent. Dressed in his superhero outfit and accompanied by his best friend, Richie the Powerbeagle, the Masked Avenger roams his neighbourhood late at night fixing sprinklers and putting away forgotten rubbish bins...But all is not well on the quiet street. The Masked Avenger is concerned about Joan, a woman who lives down the end of the street and weighed down by her troubles. The Masked Avenger believes the Amber Amulet can save Joan, and over a secret mission late one evening, they meet face-to-face, and an extraordinary friendship is formed...Craig Silvey, best-selling author of Jasper Jones and Rhubarb, has created a new generation of superhero in this stunning and hilarious coming of age story, filled with pathos and humour...http://www.barkinggecko.com.au/shows/2011/the-amber-amulet
    Craig Silvey

    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, which received the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award. In 2007, Silvey released a picture book called The World According to Warren. Outside of literature, Silvey is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes.

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    ISBN: 9781742379982
    ISBN-10: 1742379982
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 96
    Published: 1st October 2012
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.0  x 1.3
    Weight (kg): 0.21
    Edition Number: 1