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Sound Bender #2

The Shadow Mask

Lin Oliver, Theo Baker


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Leo Lomax, the Sound Bender, returns in this globe-trotting sequel.

Leo is back in New York, and things are worse than ever. His Uncle Crane has isolated him from his friends, pulled him from his school, and is keeping him under near-constant surveillance.

When a strange mask once owned by his father begins to draw Crane's attention, however, Leo is presented with a devil's bargain. If he helps Crane find the mask's other half, he can return to his life and his friends. To sweeten the deal, Crane will even pay for a fact-finding mission to check out Leo's parents' plane crash.

There's just one catch. In order to find the mask, Leo will have to travel across the world -- and take it from its rightful owners.

Praise For Sound Bender #2: The Shadow Mask

Praise for Sound Bender
“An involving and interesting read… Sound Bender is alternately sweet and funny, mysterious and adventurous.”
— New York Journal of Books
“A very fun page-turner. Action, adventure, mystery. And some very strange characters.”

Scholastic Press, 9780545196949, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

About the Author

Lin Oliver is a television producer and writer and the Executive Director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She coauthored (with Henry Winkler) the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling middle-grade series HANK ZIPZER: THE WORLD'S GREATEST UNDERACHIEVER, and wrote the series WHO SHRUNK DANIEL FUNK? Lin resides in Los Angeles, California.

Theo Baker has had a lifelong fascination with sound. Wizened in Santa Barbara and toughened by New York, Theo has worked as a record producer, a music journalist, a sound designer, and a court reporter, amongst other odd jobs. He lives in Los Angeles, California.