leagueposterAuthor: Brian Wells
A concerned dad who couldn’t find quality entertainment for his kids. He has worked on and produced 15 TV movies for the major networks, and this is his book debut.

Synopsis:

The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. It all starts when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War, and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship. 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.

Talking Points:

  • 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

SOCIAL CORNER:

website: The League and the Lantern
facebook: The League and the Lantern
purchase: amazon

My Thoughts:

I thought it was a fun, exciting and interesting book. I liked the characters and dialogue. The plot and situations were a little far-fetched but I liked how they turned out. I recommend the book for ages 9-12. I admit that I’m looking forward to the rest of the books in the series. 🙂

Giveaway:

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JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.


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