The Gateway (Leven Thumps)

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WELCOME TO FOO.

Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. "Lev") lives a wretched life in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his life is about to change and his destiny be fulfilled as he learns about a secret gateway that bridges two worlds -- the real world and Foo, a place created at the at the beginning of time in the folds of the mind that makes it possible for mankind to dream and hope, aspire and imagine. But Foo is in chaos, and three transplants from that dreamworld have been sent to retrieve Lev, who alone has the power to save Foo.

Enter Clover, a wisecracking, foot-high sidekick; Winter, a girl with a special power of her own; and Geth, the rightful heir to Foo. Their mission: to convince Lev that he has the power to save Foo. Can this unique band of travelers help Lev overcome his doubt? Will Lev find the gateway in time? Or will Sabine and his dark shadows find the gateway first and destroy mankind?

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What young readers are saying about this book:

"This book involves the magical place called Foo ... I enjoyed, liked, loved, and recommend this book!" -Brogan Bouwhuis (age 12)

"It was hilarious and serious all at the same time. Mr. Skye, the author , is clever and brilliant. This book on a scale of 1 – 10, 10 being as good as Harry Potter, would get a nine and a half. If there were a sequel I would be reading it as soon as I could. This book is very good!" -Jordan Stirling (age 12)

"I thought it was better than Artemis Fowl. My favorite part was the battle at the end. I can’t wait to read the next book!" -Caleb Freeman (age 13)

From the Author:

A letter from the author of Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

Foo to you.

Sometimes things happen for a reason. Sometimes things happen because fate can wait no longer.

Things would have been perfect if Foo could have remained an unknown, if the gateway had never existed. Mankind could have gone on dreaming and imaging with no thanks or regard for those who are making things possible.

But perfection is imporssible in a wolrd where selfishness and greed are more prevalent than imagination and goodness. And the time is such that neither the Waves of the lime Sea or the shadows of Sabine can remain hidden any longer.

Enter Geth, Clover, and Winter. Three transplants here for only one reason, to retrieve Leven and save Foo.

I don’t know why fate put me in a position to know what I now know. Or why on that gray day so many years ago a bearded man with a lupy face and breath as cold as snow whispered what he did to me. All I know now is that Foo exists and mankind is unaware and yet deeply indebted to a young boy by the mane of Leven Thumps and his band of travelers.

Welcome to the beginning of Foo. Be careful where you step.

Obert Skye

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