London, Ontario, Canada - November 22, 2005: Book By You® today announced the release of its latest full-length personalized children's novel, The Amulet. Book By You® is the only company in the world to offer full-length personalized children's novels. This new novel is the third in their series adapted from Edith Nesbit's classics.
Adults and children co-author The Amulet by selecting the names, physical features and places to personalize in this 130-page, professionally bound paperback. With over 20 features to personalize, children can put themselves in the leading role and include friends, relatives or even their favorite TV characters! The character questionnaire, available on the Book By You® website, is fun and easy to complete with three essential characters and features such as hair color and length, eye color, age and address - even include a pet. The Amulet's many personalized characteristics make this book a remarkably individual and unique gift that motivates children to read. To add the finishing touch, The Amulet is beautifully bound with a personalized front cover.
This adaptation of noted author Edith Nesbit's text from a century ago brings an up-to-date flavor to the children's exploits. The Amulet is the sequel to Two Children and It, which is a personalized adaptation of the Nesbit classic and now a movie titled, Five Children and It. This storyline introduced readers to a mysterious sand-fairy creature called a Psammead that grants wishes. In The Amulet, the Psammead joins the children on a journey across a magical back-drop in a search for their favorite and beloved lost pet. The children are guided by an ancient amulet and words of wisdom from the Psammead. Traveling through time, the youngsters experience a number of exploits first hand. They make friends with an Egyptian, introduce a sea captain to a compass, and help place a major archeological find in a museum.
This book is ideal for children of reading age or can be read to younger children as a bedtime story. Themes such as the value of friendship, perseverance and following your dreams are explored and uniquely presented in a manner only possible through a full-length book format.