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Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission.

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.

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on January 1, 2008 by GRAPHIX
ISBN-10: 0439846803
ISBN-13: 9780439846806
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  • poppyseed28
    poppyseed28Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:35 am
    this book is so awesome I got right to Barns And Noble.
    • the-potato-man
      the-potato-manFriday, June 20, 2014 at 10:10 am44 stars
      This is an awesome book, its a graphic novel too! its about a girl who finds a necklace/the amulet that has amazing powers.
      • ayvin
        ayvinFriday, May 16, 2014 at 9:12 am55 stars
        I loved this book so so so so so so so so graet I wanted to the 2 bookright away.
        • thomas123
          thomas123Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8:13 am55 stars
          this was a great book to me
          • leal85202
            leal85202Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:42 am
            it is a nice book
            • nancydrew963
              nancydrew963Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm55 stars
              this comic book series is really good because not only is the art really pretty, but the story is original and detailed. after i read the first book (this one), i was desperately searching for the next one. after i read the second, i looked for the next one, and so on. recommended for people that like books about magic and surprise villains.
              • love itWednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:58 am
                it is awesome so cool love it <3
                • josh1234
                  josh1234Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:35 am55 stars
                  it is about this girl that moves to this new house and then she finds this amulet and puts it on and then somthing weird happened later that night the power goes out and her mom went in the basement to get a flashlight to this other world and is swalowed by a monster and the little girl goes and trys to save her mom. Aiong the way she discovers these people that become her friends that help her fid her mother and discovers that her new house isen't any ordinary house.
                  • 11alvin
                    11alvinMonday, February 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm
                    I read this book a long time ago.
                    • Puppy loveWednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:10 am
                      I think it's so awesome my fingers started to shake