The Amber Amulet

The Amber Amulet Meet a new generation of superhero in this moving novella from an acclaimed author Dear Sir Ma am Please nd enclosed this Amber Amulet That must sound unusual to a citizen but you will have to trust

Meet a new generation of superhero in this moving novella from an acclaimed author.Dear Sir Ma am, Please nd 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 counteractingMeet a new generation of superhero in this moving novella from an acclaimed author.Dear Sir Ma am, Please nd 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

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  1. Craig Silvey is an Australian novelist and musician Silvey grew up on an orchard at Dwellingup in the south west of Western Australia He currently lives in Fremantle.His debut novel, Rhubarb, was published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press in 2004 In 2005 Silvey was named as one of The Sydney Morning Herald s Best Young Novelists Rhubarb was selected as the inaugural book for the One Book series of events at the 2005 Perth International Arts Festival, and was included in the Australian national Books Alive campaign In 2007 Silvey wrote The World According to Warren, a children s picture book starring the guide dog from Rhubarb, illustrated by Sonia Martinez and published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press.In early 2008, Silvey completed his second novel Jasper Jones with the aid of an Australia Council New Work Grant Jasper Jones was published in 2009 by Allen Unwin Australia The film rights for the novel have been sold to Australian director Rebecca O Brien.Silvey says of his literary influences that I ve always been attracted to Southern Gothic fiction There s something very warm and generous about those regional American writers like Twain and Lee and Capote, and it seemed to be a literary ilk that would lend itself well to the Australian condition Silvey is also the singer songwriter for the indie pop rock band The Nancy Sikes.

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  1. 10 reasons you should read this book 1 Craig Silvey s wonderful, beautiful prose that perfectly captures the whimsy, imagination and uncertainty of childhood.2 The gorgeous illustrations and design of the book overall It has a really cool vintage vibe and is just lovely.3 The Masked Avenger, a lonely 12 year old boy by day and a fearless hero at night, who saves his neighbourhood from evil and flat tyres He has so much heart, I just wanted to give him a hug 4 Richie the Powerbeagle, The Masked A [...]


  2. Craig Silvey is perfection Review to come BTW, Craig Silvey is touring this book nationally.Check his FB Page for further details Wot a cutieMe I m looking for err, the new book from Craig Silvey and I ve honestly looked through your entire storeDymocks Assistant that s because it s tiny Here it is.Me oh my, it IS tiny but so beautiful tears in eyes I will post photos tomorrow Or else you won t believe me how precious looking this book is earlierMake sure you come to this fabulous sounding event [...]


  3. When I read Jasper Jones I vouched that I will read whatever Craig Silvey releases next, so when I saw The Amber Amulet the whole look of it just through me off I didn t know what to think of it.Is it a child s book, graphic novel and what was Craig Silvey thinking I was shattered because I really wanted to capture the spectacular feeling I had with Jasper Jones, and I honestly didn t believed that it will not do it for me Anyhow I needed an Audio book for my journey to work, and there it was, s [...]



  4. I like pretty things, and impulsively bought this book because I loved the beautiful cover and the colourful pictures throughout Maybe it was because I wasn t expecting much from the writing that I was so pleasantly surprised.This quirky little story is about a twelve year old boy, Liam AKA The Masked Avenger , who believes he is a superhero and patrols the neighbourhood at night with his trusty Powerbeagle Richie in toe, making sure that the local residents car tyre s are inflated to the correc [...]


  5. Interesting little superhero novella There are some interesting elements within the book but I think it needed Felt too much like a bedtime story you tell to a kid.




  6. It s been a mighty long time since I last read a childrens book but when I noticed The Amber Amulet was written by Craig Silvey I didn t hesitate Having read and adored his novel Jasper Jones I felt certain I would be in for some excellent writing and an interesting storyline My hunch was correct How I wish I knew some ten year old boys to share this book with I could see myself settling in to read this story aloud, imagined the interesting conversations it might generate Maybe that s my own bit [...]


  7. I don t mean to pry, but saving people is my calling And thus, the 12 year old Liam McKenzie self proclaimed Masked Avenger and his faithful canine side kick, Richie, patrol his street and protect the masses The Masked Avenger brims with potential energy, channels the pseudosciences and wears a stone studded Power Belt He maintains a precocious dignity, subsists within his limitations, and when reality intrudes, gracefully withdraws to nurse his secret for the Greater Good As the putting of righ [...]


  8. The Amber Amulet is the third novel by award winning Australian author Craig Silvey On certain nights, young superhero, The Masked Avenger, discards his daytime disguise as 12 year old Liam McKenzie and, together with his loyal crime fighting comrade, Richie the Powerbeagle, patrols Franklin Street, protecting the residents against mayhem, evil and faulty gate hinges As he tries to banish unhappiness, The Masked Avenger learns that good deeds can have unforeseen consequences This novella is quit [...]


  9. I keep getting told to read Craig Silvey and although this is a lesser known title, it possesses a powerful set of qualities A book that is written for a younger audience, this is a novella that would appeal to everyone It appealed to me, and I m a 20 something female who normally reads the classics After all, everybody has wanted to be a superhero at one stage or another This book tells the story of a boy who made it happen The Amber Amulet is the story of Liam McKenzie, a 12 year old boy who i [...]


  10. This is the loveliest little book from the author who bought us the great read Jasper Jones It is only tiny so can be read quickly on a day when you need to escape and believe in something greater than yourself The story really only has four characters Young Liam, a small child who wants to change the universe and at night dresses as the Masked Avenger going round and taking the rubbish out for his neighbours, his trusty side kick a beagle dog, his mum and the woman down the street who he fears [...]


  11. A perfect gem of a book pun intended The Masked Avenger, with his faithful sidekick Richie the Power Beagle, protects the street where his alter ego, 12 year old Liam McKenzie, lives with his mother.Patrolling by night, the Masked Avenger fixes sprinklers, moves bicycles from driveways and alerts car owners to the danger of low tyre pressure My heart bled for Liam So smart and caring, but why does such a young boy feel the weight of the world on his shoulders And can he garner the energy stored [...]


  12. Light, fun and pleasant with a Powerbeagle and an illustration of Powerbeagle anatomy I was interested to read this, as I have long wanted to read Jasper Jones I enjoyed this, was not overwhelmed by it, did a bit of skimming in a book of 86 small pages this is probably not a good thing , but it left me with the warm and fuzzies, which is all I ask from a book read after 10.00pm.


  13. A really nice and easy read Not really worth a separate book, feels like it should slot into an anthology, though the presentation is wonderful though a little distracting Not a patch on Jasper Jones but then it isn t supposed to be Defiantly worth a look one night when there is nothing on TV.


  14. This is a stunning book in every way The cover, the size, the illustrations, the story I could not fault it and although it is a novella for adolescents, I appreciated the wit, the zany writing style and the 12 year old boy who does his best to save everyone I defy you not to love this book.



  15. I am the Masked Avenger, and I protect the citizens in the homes along my street I have knowledge about the power stored within different stones, and I use them to enhance my own personal characteristics Recently, while on patrol in the middle of the night, I ve been concerned about the woman living in the house at the end of the street I heard yelling and screaming, and her husband stormed out of the house I know she s sad, and it s up to me to change that I know amber has the power to bring ha [...]


  16. This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book Rated 2.5 of 5This is an unusual children s bedtime tale.Liam McKenzie is a twelve year old boy who patrols his neighborhood at least his block at night, wearing a mask and a cape and answers to the name of Masked Avenger His faithful companion, Ritchie a beagle patrols at his side On the block is a red headed woman who often appears sad and the Masked Avenger wants to do something special for her to cheer her up He puts an amber stone [...]


  17. Such a great surprise A bit of learning and interacting with adult problems, and the fun of being a superhero with a Beagle as your sidekick Even if you re the only one that knows it With its empathy for others, respect for adults and a bit of learning the consequences for wrongs, I wouldn t hesitate to pass this on to any kid.


  18. I received an ARC from Edelweiss for an honest review I found the superhero child to be endearing However, I thought the neighbor adult in this novel shared a bit too much with an impressionable youngster The whole in love out of love was very TMI This lady is in severe need of some girlfriends.


  19. Who could resist the vintage feel of this cover coupled with Craig Silvey as the author The book is short but rewarding Twelve year old Liam imagines himself to be a super hero and, maybe, in his innocence and imperfection, he just is.







  20. Liam McKenzie is a twelve year old superhero When he overhears fighting from the home of a beautiful young woman in his neighbourhood, and notices how sad she looks, he decides he will step up from his usual fodder of flat tyres and crooked gates, and save her Liam is the protagonist of The Amber Amulet and the book is told through his superhero charged personae We learn from the start that he derives his power from the trapped potential energy that is all around us in the minerals of his Amazin [...]


  21. Liam und das Amulett hab ich eher durch Zufall entdeckt und war zun chst ein wenig skeptisch Da mich aber besonders das Cover sehr angesprochen hat, wollte ich dem Buch dennoch eine Chance geben und bin mittlerweile froh dar ber, denn trotz einiger kleinerer Schw chen wurde ich von der Geschichte unterhalten.Die wohl gr te Schw che ist in diesem Buch der Schreibstil Diesen empfand ich als viel zu einfach und passte stellenweise auch gar nicht zum Inhalt Obwohl die Geschichte anhand der Kurzbesch [...]


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