The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011)

Ever since their parents’ disappearance ten years ago, Kate, Michael and Emma have bounced from one orphanage to the next, ultimately ending up at the remote home of the eccentric Dr. Stanislaus Pym. There, they discover a strange green book which launches them on a series of time-jumping adventures involving an immortal Countess, an imperiled town, and a hidden dwarven kingdom. As the siblings affect past and present, they learn just why they’ve been drawn into what promises to be an epic struggle between good and evil. Ambitious, entertaining, magical and whimsical, this marks a strong beginning to a new trilogy, invoking just a little Harry Potter and Series of Unfortunate Events along the way.

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