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Summary

Here's a new fantasy adventure series that has young readers dreaming for more!

Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. "Lev") is no ordinary boy, but that's exactly what Sabine and his dark shadows want him to believe. They know the fate of the world and the dreams of all mankind can be saved by one boy with a powerful gift, one he has yet to understand or control. Enter Clover, a funny foot-high sidekick; Winter, a girl who can freeze things; and Geth, the rightful heir to the dream world of Foo. Three transplants with only one mission: to retrieve Leven and save Foo.

Can this unique band of travelers help Lev overcome his doubt and convince him to do what only he can do? Will Leven find the Gateway in time? Will fate make the difference?

This is the first book of Leven Thumps and his extraordinary journey to a magical place that can no longer be hidden. Welcome to Foo.

New to Foo? Don't miss the second book in the Leven Thumps series, Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret.
©2006 Obert Skye. All rights reserved (P)2006 Shadow Mountain. All rights reserved.

Critic reviews

"Excellent...palpable excitement and suspense. Kids and adults will enjoy this charming tale." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Steven
  • 15-12-08

A Good Listen for Younger Audiences

Despite the fact that the characters in this book are 14, the book was obviously written for the preteen or tween set. The book has a certain number of the "young audience" fantasy archetypes: the kid stuck in cruel circumstances, the wise mage to lead him on his quest, the evil enemy bent on controlling the world -- and thus, quite accidentally, destroying it. But the nature of Foo -- the land where all human dreams come from, makes this a little bit different.

I will not tell you it's great, because it is not! But younger audiences should appreciate and enjoy it.

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  • Victoria
  • 27-05-09

Great for young teens

An exciting book for ages 10-14. Did a good job maintaining the energy in the book Great for long drives.

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  • Joy Beth DeWitt
  • 02-09-18

Great for kids and teens

This series was my favorite as a teen, and I re-listened to it as an adult for the nostalgia. The things that I found most charming about Skye's writing as a teen are now kind of annoying, frankly. That doesn't change that this was my most favorite series age 14-17. It is cute and charming and random and will always have a special place in my heart, and I think kids and teens will still love it today. If he took out all the super random metaphors he could turn five books into three, but when I was a teen I thought they were funny.

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  • Becca S.
  • 11-05-18

If only Foo were real

this is one of the most amazing series I've ever read! so creative and so thought provoking in such an astounding way..such a different way. first time I actually read this book I couldn't stop reading it. and that's how all the books are. Skye pulls you into Foo via your imagination and its so magnificent there that you just don't wanna leave.

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  • Dakotah R. Gordon
  • 13-11-17

Good Book

I only gave the book over all 4 stars, because while I really enjoyed the story, it wasn't my favorite. The story gets a bit confusing sometimes because it jumps from telling a story, to the characters talking (like you are part of the story), to then being a story that asks the reader a lot of different questions. I still enjoy the story over all, I just got confused at times so I wouldn't say it's my favorite. I love the reader E.B. Stevens! He has a good range of different voices for the characters, and I feel he is good at putting emotion in his reading to keep things interesting!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-17

Leven thumps

For me a 13 year old this book was good
This book had so much description

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  • Samuel
  • 28-04-17

Another great performance!

Not easy to find a narrator who can bring life to a story like E. B. Stevens can, add his talent to a good book and you have yourself a piece of art! And as my 13 year old self and my 20 year old self can attest, this is a good book!

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  • Michael Lee Burrow
  • 15-03-17

a good book ruined by a terrible narrator.

this book was good when I read it years ago. this narrator absolutely murdered it. I cannot STAND his voice!

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  • Crys
  • 22-08-15

awesome

husband and I listened to it. we found it to be humorous, fun, lighthearted. recommended

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  • Fatima
  • 17-06-15

Love This

Are you thinking of reading Leven Thumps and the Gate Way To Foo? It's a really great book. I recommend this book to lots of people.