Sound Bender

Sound Bender

by Lin Oliver, Theo Baker


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Sound Bender by Lin Oliver, Theo Baker

A roaring, supernatural adventure that spans New York, and the globe!

After their parents' plane goes down over the ocean, Leo and his brother Hollis are forced into the custody of their rich and enigmatic uncle Crane, a dealer of rare and probably illicit antiques. But almost as soon as he's settled--or as close to settled as he can get in the bleak Brooklyn mansion, surrounded by his uncle's dubious staff--Leo receives a mysterious package his father put together long ago, to be opened on his 13th birthday. With the package, Leo discovers he has an amazing ability. He can hear the history of any object by touching it. But when Leo finds a strange helmet buried among his uncle's artifacts, and hears a pained cry coming from it, a mystery unravels as to its origin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545196925
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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.

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Sound Bender 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sound Bender is awesome because the characters fit good the story is vivid and it feels like you are with them and experiencing it and it make a great to anyone of all age
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story with excellent characters that left me wanting more. Perhaps a sequel. This is good reading across the age spectrum, especially for teens and pre-teens. Adults definitely welcome. The descriptions of locations and events were marvelous and made visualizing everything easy and enhanced the story extremely well.
Ardentreader75 More than 1 year ago
It's rare for me to find a book that immediately engages boy readers but Sound Bender does just that. It's got a fantastic concept...a boy who can hear the past through objects he touches...that will grab kids imaginations and keep them reading til the end. I hope this is the first of a series, because endless stories exist from the basic concept. A great combo of action, adventure, science, science fiction and contemporary setting. Live on, Sound Bender!
VoraciousReaderCA More than 1 year ago
Wow! I bought this for my nephew, and he couldn't wait to tell me about the story, so I bought a copy to read for myself. This is simply a great novel for adolescent readers. It has likeable and unique characters, and the suspense and surprises keep the reader glued to the book. Additionally, the plot struck me as very visual---part of the reason I suspect my nephew liked it so much. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read for anyone. Its a very quick delightful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks so cool! Cant wait to read. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sound bender is a great book for school most of all reports grades 4567
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Is around...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book at my school's bok fair and I TOTALLY recomend this book :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a thrilling sci-fy stories full of mystery & adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The earthbender. She can also waterbend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The five year old sat up on her rock. She was dressed like an airbender. "Come join!"