Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
WELCOME TO FOO. Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. "Lev") lives a wretched life in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his life is about to change and his destiny be fulfilled as he learns about a secret gateway that bridges two worlds -- the real world and Foo, a place created at the at the... show more
WELCOME TO FOO. Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. "Lev") lives a wretched life in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his life is about to change and his destiny be fulfilled as he learns about a secret gateway that bridges two worlds -- the real world and Foo, a place created at the at the beginning of time in the folds of the mind that makes it possible for mankind to dream and hope, aspire and imagine. But Foo is in chaos, and three transplants from that dreamworld have been sent to retrieve Lev, who alone has the power to save Foo. Enter Clover, a wisecracking, foot-high sidekick; Winter, a girl with a special power of her own; and Geth, the rightful heir to Foo. Their mission: to convince Lev that he has the power to save Foo. Can this unique band of travelers help Lev overcome his doubt? Will Lev find the gateway in time? Or will Sabine and his dark shadows find the gateway first and destroy mankind?
Publish date: July 11th 2006
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Leven Thumps (#1)
There's nothing particularly wonderful about this first Leven Thumps book. It's perfectly clean and wholesome--just right for my 10 year old to read. The story is far fetched and the plot is too abstract for me to really get emotionally envolved. However, as the pages turned toward to end, the wacki...
This kids' fantasy has some elements we've seen before - orphaned kid lives with cruel family members but has a bigger purpose. And the crazy candy. But from there it has some unique and somewhat bizarre stuff. The idea that there's a gateway between reality and a world called Foo is pretty well-dev...
My daughter took this off the shelf at the library and I read it to her aloud. I've never been tempted to stop in the middle of a book I've read to her prior to this one, but Leven almost turned the trick. Now whenever we're at the book store, it's a running joke to get a copy of one of the sequels ...
I totally have a book-crush on Leven.