Publication date: May 16, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
AFTER A DISASTROUS SIXTH GRADE, Jake Herndon is anxiously awaiting his Big Do-Over, starting with his new school’s notorious seventh grade sleepover. Awkward team-building games and forced fun quickly become the least of his problems, however, when a dangerous organization invades and the night takes a shocking turn. Jake and two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, barely escape, only to find themselves in a fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. Over the next 48 hours they unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War and an incredible secret about Jake s family.Full of unforgettable characters and unexpected twists, The League and the Lantern is a jaw-dropping ride of mind-bending revelations and laugh-out-loud humor. If Jake and his new friends can make it through this weekend, they just might have a shot at seventh grade.
In this debut novel, family television executive producer and dad Brian Wells has created an epic, rip-roaring comedy adventure that s also about courage, family and friendship. The result is an engaging mix of great characters, crackling wit and unexpected twists that 9- to 14-year-olds, entertainment executives and family groups are applauding.
Wells works from the belief that great entertainment is driven by memorable characters and imaginative writing, and it shows. The League and The Lantern delivers all of this and more without objectionable language or inappropriate themes. Throw in a plot that traces back to real historical figures and you ve got what some are calling Percy Jackson meets National Treasure.
As an extra bonus, the book also invisibly weaves in 140 of the top vocabulary words for middle school success. A free downloadable study guide is available on the book’s website.
- Inspires reading – Adventure series your kids will want to read.
- Educational Value – 140 key vocabulary words hidden throughout the story, historic sites are part of the setting.
- Moral Value – Lessons in family, friendship, mercy and compassion. Lead characters are friends who are different races.
- Help Kids – Operates on a buy one – give one campaign to get books into the hands of kids who cannot afford their own copies.
Raised on the edge of the jungles of Nigeria and the prairies of Illinois, executive producer Brian Wells has helped bring to life award-winning network television movies that have been enjoyed by millions and applauded by family organizations across the U.S. His work includes NBC’s Secrets of the Mountain, Dear Dumb Diary, and The Watsons Go to Birmingham for Walden Family Theater.
Although seventh grade was the worst year of Brian’s life, it helped him develop the catlike reflexes he enjoys today. This is his first novel.
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Suspense, humor, history–what’s not to love in this debut novel? This is one of those books that we are really loving in our home. We can hardly wait for the sequel. I love that this is a book that gets kids reading and learning vocabulary words without them even realizing they are learning. Each chapter ends on a cliffhanger so you want to continue reading on and on. It’s hard to put down.
I love that history is all throughout the story. I love the humor. And I love the suspense. It’s just a really fun book that we will enjoy reading over and over again.; I highly recommend this book! This is a book the whole family can and will enjoy.
Enter to win your very own copy of the Book–The League And The Lantern! Giveaway ends May 11, 2016. Open to those in the USA or Canada Only!
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