Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
Publish date: April 1st 2005
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Pages no: 348
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.
It was pretty good.