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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Enter Clover, a wisecracking, foot-high sidekick; Winter, a girl with a special power of her own; and Geth, the rightful heir to Foo. Can this unique band of travelers help Lev overcome his doubt? Will Lev find the gateway in time?
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Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps, Book 1)
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps a. 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 beginning of time in the folds of the mind that makes it possible thumpa mankind to dream and ho WELCOME TO FOO.
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 beginning of time in the folds of the mind that makes levdn possible for mankind to dream and hope, aspire and imagine.
But Foo is in chaos, and three transplants from that gatsway have been sent to retrieve Lev, who alone has the power to save Foo. Paperbackpages. Published July 11th by Aladdin first published April 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Fooplease sign up. Is this book a young adult novel or a kids book? Danny Faraday Its young adult fiction but a middle schooler could read it as well.
Andraste You can’t read it on this site. But if you have a nearby library I bet they have it. See all 3 questions about Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo…. Lists with This Book. Dec 06, Danny rated it did not like it. That about sums up this book to me. It felt too much like Obert Skye tried too hard to create something with the same witt and mass appeal that the Potter series has. It made me feel like he wrote the book, not because it came from him, but because he saw an opportunity to write in a genre that was enjoying successes.
His book felt too one dimensional. All adults where bumbling idiots that would have lead humanity to death thousands of years ago for example. It would have help Harry Potter envy. It would have helped to have even one adult who could be a friend and mentor to the character.
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Instead it felt like Skye tried to take the humor of the Durseleys and shove it at you with every authority figure in the book. 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.
It perfectly demonstrated the points Sanderson writes about with magic. If your magic doesn’t have defined rules and a system the reader can rely on, you cannot use it as a solution to major plot elements.
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. View all 10 comments. Aug 29, Mike D. A very good, easy read. I loved the characters and the general silliness of the book.
A sort of simple writing style by Skye, but I like simple sometimes like in this case. Obviously meant for a younger crowd, the book should be enjoyable to anyone up until the early teens or any person who is still a kid at heart, like me even though I’m only Nov 04, Kathryn rated it liked it Recommends it for: Ordinary orphan Leven Thumps discovers a small furry sycophant who tells him that he is the only one who can save the dreamland named Foo.
This boy from Oklahoma, can even manipulate the future. Also with the help of Winter, a nit, and Geth a talking toothpick, he must make it to the gateway to Foo before the evil Sabine does. Obert Skye tells an original story with humor and tells of why we can dream.
gatewya Skye only merely t Ordinary orphan Leven Thumps discovers a small furry sycophant who tells him that he is the only one who can save the dreamland named Foo.
Tye only merely tells of things rather than to explain in depth. For example, Skye tells of thimps Sabine can do, but that has nothing do with what he looks like. So in loss of a description the book never is extremely exciting. Also there is a part about how a clap can make the shadows leave. So he chooses the easiest idea he could come up with. Although Skye has some not-so-clever escapes there are also some amusing escapes.
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.
With original ideas in mind, we find out about food. You take a simple pie and make it apologize for its tjumps flavor and promise to taste better next time and it becomes a new idea.
You learn of all the details everything a series book should start out with in a humorous way. Skye launches a thrilling and gatwway series in the right direction. Within all the problems of this book, there is a great story ready to be told. Skye is bursting with new ideas!
Every one of all ages and genders can experience the thrills of Foo in this story, Leven Thumps and the Gate Way to Foo. Jul 05, Gerrit rated it did not like it Shelves: Actually this was pretty weak. I shouldn’t have been surprised considering the strange title and the author’s rather odd pseudonym.
I had avoided reading this for so long based solely on these blemishes. Eventually I got around to it but I must say, based on its level of popularity, Thimps was expecting a little more from this book. Aside from the cheesy chapter puns on oldies music songs or colloquial proverbs and idioms there were some really awkward parts in this book.
The plot has very little risin Actually this was pretty weak. The plot has very little rising action.
Much of the misadventures along gatewayy way teach the reader ghe nothing about the enemy, the protagonists, or the mission. They seemed be more comic filler to stretch a novella of about pages into a novel of about pages. At the end of the novel I barely knew the main character better than I did in the beginning, and the same can be said of the supporting characters. Finally, and this is perhaps the worst part, in the climactic confrontation in the end, the main character, Leven, must rely on all of his friends to win.
He himself becomes a passive object while everyone else is fighting to save his life. It was really strange. The author gives Leven a special power early on in the book but it is useless in the last battle. The main character should never be outshined by his or her supporting characters when it comes to plot resolution and agency. I don’t intend to read the other books.
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps, book 1) by Obert Skye
May ffoo, Pjmbookworm rated it liked it. I have mixed feelings about this book and the series in general. I’ll start with the plot. This story line is so good. An alternate world that controls the dreams of man kind is thymps danger and it is up to the grandson of the creator of the gateway to this place to save it. That would be it in a really small nutshell. It is very good, full of great twists when you don’t expect them, great humor, and very good for all ages.
So now you thinking, if he likes it that levrn, why did he give it three sta I have mixed feelings about this book and the series in general. So now you thinking, if he likes it that much, why did he give it three stars? Because of two reasons.
One, it is too similar to Harry Potter. Two, it is very poorly written. There are way too many similarities between the main character and Harry Potter. To name a few, Leven, the main character of the book in question, has a strange marking that distinguishes him, a white streak through his other wise black hair; just as Harry has a lightning shaped scar that distinguishes him. Leven is raised by his jerk relatives because his parents are died, just as harry is. Leven learns of a different world he has to save, just as Harry does.
And the way the books were written, sigh, stinks, to say the least. It isn’t so bad in book one, but in the others, it’s like a twelve year old wrote it.