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.
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.
I am very impressed number one reason that it is to help children see characters in a positive way not always dark and sinister. Good clean reading. I started reading when my 5 year old granddaughter was with me and she loved it. It kept her attention. I didn't have to worry about what was being said or done in the book. This book kept my attention and always something going on a page flipper and a big adventure. I know the book is geared for teens but this book can be for so many more. Even adults would enjoy a little adventure. I fully enjoyed it. Great strong well written characters. Excited to see what book two will be.
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