The Gateway (Leven Thumps) [Obert Skye] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. WELCOME TO FOO. Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This imaginative and entertaining young adult Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by [Skye, Obert]. This imaginative and entertaining young adult fantasy novel successfully depicts an unusual boy’s coming of age. Oklahoma orphan teen Leven Thumps has a.

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See all 3 questions about Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo…. From Publishers Weekly This imaginative and entertaining young adult fantasy novel successfully depicts an unusual boy’s coming of age. Originally, I thought this book was going to be better than it actually was. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This is very similar to the Harry Potter stories– but not as good. Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: For Your Family Log in Sign me up. This just gave me all my childhood feels again! It is a fun, light read.

It also just felt like everything in his magic was contrived, more like he just decided “oh this would be fun let’s do that” with no throught for consistency etc. I enjoyed it because it always made me want to stay up late to read more.

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

And that’s the final way this book went wrong for: I immediately connected with the main character and fell in love with the book. Column 4 Our impact report: Books by Obert Skye. This page was last edited on 11 Februaryat Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Foo is the place that allows mankind to dream, hope and aspire.

I especially like the boy and girl main characters who are discovering their potentials and choosing who they want to be. Skye is clearly too smart to write childrens books, cause he likes to ramble on and make everything extra extra philosophical and complicated For instance, when they run out of ground, Winter just uses her powers and makes water turn to ice, so that they can go on with their journey to Germany. The story is kind of philosophical.

It was a complete Ofo Potter rip-off. In all, the author fails to create a compelling world or coherent characters, which just makes the awkward plot even more tedious.

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And if Foo were to collapse, than mankind would not be able to dream. I think other kids would like it because it is really interesting.

Showing of reviews. From a girl who can freeze people simply by looking at them, to a talking toothpick, you’ll be amazed at the funny adventures the author gets them in. Published July 11th by Aladdin first published April 1st The plot has very little rising action.

If you do, it just feels like the author got lazy and said “I don’t know how to solve this, so let’s just have a magic spell save the day. The book is about an orphan with some special characteristic that makes him able to occasionally see and manipulate the future. A scene where a sentient tree is ground down into a sentient toothpick might disturb some sensitive children.

Th This is another of a recent batch leevn young adult novels set in Oklahoma. Want to Read saving…. The adults are absolutely abominable for no reason whatsoever.


As he discovers he has the ability to see and alter the future, he meets a girl who can turn anything into ice. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The cast of characters is interesting a sycophant, a girl who can freeze anything by thinking about it, a toothpick, shadows Anytime you see obvious misspellings, you know that the editor either 1 was so bored with the book that they couldn’t pay attention, 2 was out of their depth due to technical complexity several of my college textbooksor 3 didn’t actually expect much of anything from the book.

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Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps, Book 1)

Stevens, using more than two dozen character voices, is a story about courage, destiny, and the power of believing one’s self. Winter and Leven to me were going to become boyfriend and girlfriend and they are really good friends. When it turns out that the ominous “Shadows” under Sabine’s command can be dismissed by a simple hand clap, it’s mildly amusing, but detracts from the sense of true danger that makes an involving adventure.

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