The Gateway (Leven Thumps #1) (Paperback)

By Obert Skye

Aladdin Paperbacks, 9781416928065, 368pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (7/1/2006)
Hardcover (4/1/2005)
Compact Disc, Abridged, Abridged (10/16/2006)

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Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. "Lev") lives a wretched life in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. 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 at the beginning of time in the folds of the mind that makes it possible for mankind to dream and hope, aspire and imagine. But Foo is in chaos, and three transplants from that dreamworld have been sent to retrieve Lev, who alone has the power to save Foo.

Enter Clover, a wisecracking, foot-high sidekick; Winter, a girl with a special power of her own; and Geth, the rightful heir to Foo. Their mission: to convince Lev that he has the power to save Foo. Can this unique band of travelers help Lev overcome his doubt? Will Lev find the gateway in time? Or will Sabine and his dark shadows find the gateway first and destroy mankind?

Praise For The Gateway (Leven Thumps #1)

"Splendidly unpredictable plot twists. . . . [With] deliciously menacing monsters, equally delicious turns of phrase, and sly riffs on everything from pop music to Harry Potter, the author sends Leven Thumps and company on a long, strange trip, culminating in a literally explosive climax." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Excellent . . . palpable excitement and suspense. Kids and adults will enjoy this charming tale of good and evil." -- Publishers Weekly

"This rollicking, suavely told tale should captivate readers." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books