The Emerald Curse
by Simon Roseillustrated by Cynthia Nugent
Charles Kelly was the world's greatest comic book artist until he disappeared without a trace. Two years later, his grandson Sam discovers a mysterious pen in Charles' attic studio. Sam is soon propelled into a deadly dimension, where super villains are all powerful and disturbingly real, and into a confrontation with an evil entity imprisoned inside a mystical gemstone since the dawn of time.
Themes: comic books, science fiction
“Fast-paced and well-plotted, elementary students are sure to love it.” The Calgary Herald
“Filled with action and superheros, the story moves along quickly.” Resource Links ca
Simon Rose was born in Derbyshire, England. He graduated from university with a degree in history and has lived in Canada since 1990. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature of West Redding, CT. Simon offers a wide variety of presentations, workshops and author-in-residence programs for schools and libraries, covering such topics as the writing process, editing and revisions. He is a regular speaker at conferences and festivals, and has served as a juror for numerous literary prizes and awards, including the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature in 2007. Simon, his two children, and his dog and cat live in Calgary. Brit Writers speaks with Simon Rose
Cynthia Nugent is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. All of her books have been on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Our Choice lists. She is currently enrolled in the MA program in Children's Literature at UBC. She lives in Vancouver with her little dog, Emma.