"The Glimpsing Book celebrates reading, imagination, and the human potential for good. Read it if you're a kid; read it to your kids if you're an adult, and believe in the impossible maybe." -Lois Ruby, children's and young adult author.
"The book is so structured that readers will find the journey throughout the various plots so compelling they simply will not put the book down." -Dr. John H. Bushman, author, educator, and director of The Writing Conference Inc.
Steve Loe's first novel spotlights the power of imagination in young people. A strange new librarian and a cryptic book collide in the lives of two preteens as they launch a real-life journey far beyond the back of the library and the reaches of the imagination. Sebastian and Henrietta discover that reading, like life, is not a spectator sport, and the power of a great story has the magic to make the seemingly impossible possible.
Sebastian believes only in logical explanations. When he uncovers several historical photographs that hold clues to the mysterious book, his reasonable world smashes directly into Henrietta, a reclusive twelve year old mourning the premature death of her best friend, her mother. Henrietta deals with her loss by hiding in the back of the library, where she loses herself in the fascinating realm of fantasy novels.
With the power of a megaton magnet, the book draws the two strangers together, challenging Sebastian's logical mind as they begin to understand that the mystical manuscript changes each time it is read.
Steve Loe was born in Kansas City and is a life-long resident of Kansas. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For the past 20 years he has worked as an English teacher, associate principal, and principal. He and his wife live just outside Kansas City with their four children.
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Book Description Royal Fireworks Publishing, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0880925949