Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret (Leven Thumps Series #2)

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You must be ready to join Leven Thumps, Clover Ernest, and Winter Frore as they journey across Foo to free Geth from his existence as a toothpick and restore him as the rightful heir to the throne. It won't be easy. Foo is in chaos, and Leven must overcome several adversaries and survive the Swollen Forest to save his friends and keep hope alive. As fate would have it, bad goes to worse when Leven digs up a buried secret — one that stalks him, determined to whisper a truth that could be deadly in the wrong hands....

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Overview

You must be ready to join Leven Thumps, Clover Ernest, and Winter Frore as they journey across Foo to free Geth from his existence as a toothpick and restore him as the rightful heir to the throne. It won't be easy. Foo is in chaos, and Leven must overcome several adversaries and survive the Swollen Forest to save his friends and keep hope alive. As fate would have it, bad goes to worse when Leven digs up a buried secret — one that stalks him, determined to whisper a truth that could be deadly in the wrong hands. Will Leven master control of his power, or will Foo crumble under a dark, new enemy?

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Editorial Reviews

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The delicious madness that began in Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo starts anew in this runaway fun park ride of a novel. As usual, this Obert Skye adventure defies svelte synopsis. Suffice it to say that Leven and his cohorts are obliged to journey across Foo to reconstitute Geth, who presently looks like a toothpick. But with chaos reigning everywhere, even that simple transformation seems impossible.
Publishers Weekly
Originally published by Shadow Mountain in Salt Lake City, Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye, illus. by Ben Sowards, is now being distributed in hardcover by Simon & Schuster, which is publishing this title as an Aladdin paperback . This YA fantasy about an Oklahoma orphan who finds the secret gateway to Foo, a mythical land where it is possible for humans to hope, dream and imagine, has already sold more than 60,000 copies in hardcover. The second title in the planned five-book series, Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret, will release in October. See Children's Bookshelf, June 1, for the complete story. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Leven Thumps and his friends from the land of Foo are back for yet another adventure! Although Geth is turned into a toothpick and ends up in reality, Leven, Winder, and Clover must survive the dangers of Foo, which is still reeling from Sabine’s evil reign. As Geth tries to survive as a toothpick (not so easy when Sabine finds his way into reality as well and starts to gather allies), the other friends are separated and forced to navigate many dangers. The land of Foo is a bit too crowded with fantastic places and beings, so readers can tend to get rather lost, especially if they neglect the glossary of characters. Geth’s adventures in reality are more entertaining, but overall the book seems swollen with too much fantasy. Still, it is packed with adventure and fans of the first book will enjoy this new volume. Reviewer: Amie Rose Rotruck
School Library Journal

Gr 5–8
Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps and his not-so-merry band of Foo denizens return. Things start going badly right from the start. Homes are destroyed, people are buried in dirt or encased in ice, planes almost crash, and poor Geth, once a powerful and respected person, is turned into a toothpick and swallowed. The characters aren't compelling, and the most interesting parts of the story take place in Reality and not in Foo at all. The "Whispered Secret" is somewhat of a letdown. The ending sets the stage for yet another outing. Fans of Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Shadow Mountain, 2005) might be able to make heads or tails of the story, but everyone else will be totally lost.
—Mara AlpertCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
In a severe case of middle-volume-itis, plot lines proliferate, the pace slows and the tale is left in mid-flight in this follow-up to the better-than-it-looked Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (2005). Here, young Leven and his companions are repeatedly separated and reunited as they struggle to make their way across the dream-driven realm of Foo to restore Geth, its rightful ruler (but currently imprisoned in a much-used toothpick), to his former glory. Back in reality, coagulated globs of the exploded arch-villain Sabine gain human allies to rebuild the gateway that will leave both worlds vulnerable to conquest. As before, Skye displays a dab hand at crafting both baroque metaphors and uniquely grotesque menaces; he also blends in clever details (from Leven chewing on a "Pigment-o" to disguise his coloration, for instance, to a humble garbage collector with children named Darcy and Rochester), though more thinly than in the previous episode. Despite extensive closing notes, readers unfamiliar with that first outing are likely to flounder, but Skye's world-building is inventive enough to carry the tale at least a little farther. Frequent full-page illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 11-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590384909
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/26/2006
  • Series: Leven Thumps Series , #2
  • Pages: 407
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Obert Skye

Obert Skye was born on a stormy night in the back of a fast-moving taxi. Obert spends his time telling all who will listen about the existence of Foo and the importance of dreams. Obert is a fairly ordinary fellow who says he is simply hoping to repair what he has mistakenly undone. You can visit him online at www.leventhumps.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2008

    Fantastic!

    I read the first and second Leven Thumps. The first amazingly I read in three days and did a 2 page report on it. The second I finished in 4 days. I am going to do a 2 page report on that one to. So hence, OUTSTANDING!! I have read this book over and over again, so I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Great book :)

    This was an amazing book. I read this book for a school project and loved it but now I am to lazy to finish the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Cool

    :(:(:(:(:(::(:(:(:(:(:(::(:(:(:(:(:::(:(:(::(:(:(:(:(:(: (•_•)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Im imprest!

    I am very picky mostly about books,but this book was awsome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Good

    Very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Sophia banowsky

    One of the best books i have ever read. It was actually pretty good i got the first book out of my school library in dallas it was AWESOME.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Wow

    People NEWS FLASH LEVEN IS AN OFFING THAT DOESNT NEED TO BE EXPLAINED HE CAN SEE INTO THE FUTURE SOMETIMES AND SOMETIMES MANIPULATE IT

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Egh

    The first book is way better than the second. The second and fourth ssssssssssssuuuuuuuucccccccccckkkkkkkkksssssss!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Better than the first book, which was darn good! Still, I'm a bi

    Better than the first book, which was darn good! Still, I'm a bit confused about the nature of Leven's powers? They seem to be kind of all over the place. Great story all in all. Yay, to the sequel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Leven Thumps

    I liked it all right but I don't think he described Leven's gift enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    ?

    Does anyone want to chat.?????!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    The best book you could ever read

    This book is so amazing,I can't explain it. Mind blowing big time. Truely out of this world!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Inconsistant but still a good read.

    One inconsistancy is Jamoon is described to be 5'10" in the gateway, but now is being described as being well over 6 foot tall. The book also repeats much of the gateway also. Other tjan that still holds interest and well thought out story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Udd

    Jff

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Great

    Amazing detail

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Do nor agree with not impressed

    Personaly, i think that twilight is horrible(barf)! Leven thumps was way better and less boringish, and super cool!

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Creative, Inventive, & Inspiring!

    I read my ten-year-old daughter's books along with her so that we can share some interactive conversation time in the evenings. As with the first book in the series, my daughter whipped through The Whispered Secret at record speed. During our discussions, I was lucky enough to be able to answer such musings as, "Mom, if 'onicks' were real, could we have one as a pet - I promise I'd share!" and "Do you think they have classes for how to use a 'kilve', you know, like a martial arts or something? 'Cuz Winter does it, and that would be cool to do it, too!" and then, of course, "If I invented Clover's 'Pigment-o gum' here, I'd be super-famous - don't ya think, Mom?" These creative exchanges with my daughter made me realize how much I, myself, was actually enjoying the story, and left me eager to read further to see what other inspired dialogue might arise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2009

    Great for imagination

    My son loves these books - he is 11.
    Great set of books for chapter reading.

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  • Posted October 13, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Even Better than the First One!

    "Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret," by Obert Skye is the action-packed sequel to the acclaimed "Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo" and is book two in the best-selling "Leven Thumps" series. Filled with suspense, mystery, and humor, this series is one which would be a pity for any adventure reader to miss out on! With unique characters, wonderful scenes, and non-stop action, "Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret" is an unFoogettable book in which the author perfectly describes each person and scene, constantly giving the reader a colorful, detailed picture in their mind. Fast-moving and entertaining, this book is impossible to put down and has the reader always thinking about it and excitedly wondering what will happen next! Book two is even better and more action-packed than the first one and leaves the reader extremely excited and looking forward to reading the next edition in this amazing, one-of-a-kind series!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    It is one of the best

    anyone can enjoy reading and like it

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