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Leven Thumps And the Whispered Secret Hardcover – 2006

4.6 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
Book 2 of 5 in the Leven Thumps Series

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 407 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain; 1ST edition (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590384903
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590384909
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Having read the first book in this series multiple times--twice by myself, and once out loud to my wife--I was very excited about reading this--and I was not disappointed, either.

The story of Leven Thumps is the story of a young boy who discovers the existence of a mysterious land known as Foo--the place where dreams are literally made--and learns that that land is about be merged with reality (with disastrous consequences) unless he stops it. Leven is aided and instructed in his quest by a young girl named Winter (who can freeze things), a furry little creature named Clover (who can hold entire universes it seems in the pocket of his cloak), and a character named Geth (who is the ruler of the land of Foo but has been imprisoned inside a toothpick).

The first book in the series dealt with these characters journeying to Foo and destroying the gateway between Foo and our world.

The second book, this book, finally deals with Foo itself, and the wait, evidently, has been very worth it.

Unlike the Harry Potter books in which every volume starts off as expected with "Another Year at Hogwarts...," this volume kicks off only hours after the ending of the previous volume, and probably only covers a few days at most, as the characters race across the bizarre world of Foo to get to the Turretts of Foo, so that Geth can be restored to his real form before the toothpick he's trapped in hardens forever and ends his life.

The story is expertly intercut with stories of other characters still back in reality--including Winter's soulless adopted mother, Leven's vengeful legal guardians, a janitor who discovers ANOTHER very different living toothpick, and a concerned trashman in search of his missing neighbor, Winter.
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Format: Hardcover
Obert Skye (if that's his real name....) is indeed showing to the world what a talented author he is. He really hits home with the second installment of the Leven Thumps series. Poor Leven never seems to get much of a rest, this book is no exception it starts out fast and furious and keeps going all the way up to the cliff hanging end.

The writing is clean ( parents should have no problems with their kids reading this book) the action is intense and non stop and the characters are fun and full of life. How could you not like a main character that is a tooth pick? This book is very imaginative and very cleaver. I wish it didn't end and I really wish I didn't have to wait another year or two for the next one.
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By T0rque on September 25, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is fun to read, so much so that it has laugh out loud moments. Obert Skye has a gift for writing. His story is concise, unpredictable, coherent, and a joy to read. The characters are worth reading about and do a nice job drawing you into their story. Fun for all ages. I highly recommend this book and the series.
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Format: Hardcover
Leven is back in an adventure that only an Offing can have. Now in Foo, the land of Dreams, Leven, Winter, Geth, and the irrepressible Sycophant Clover have several purposes to accomplish. Leven has destroyed the gateway and Sabine but now he must contend with Sabine's crafty Rant henchman, Jamoon. (A rant, as we all recall, is a creature whose left half lives in a flux of incoming dreams being invented by humans)... and of course there is Sabine's Rings of Plague roaming around that love to stir up trouble for the residents of Foo. Meanwhile, in reality, a janitor named Dennis has encounter the darker side of Geth, a toothpick named Ezra who intends to use Dennis to get him back to Foo. The major task at hand though is that Geth has to be restored from his toothpick status to that of the crown Prince of Foo, and must be restored before his body permanently hardens and his soul is lost forever.

But fate has something to say about their course of actions...and fate can be a cruel mistress at times.

Immediately Winter and Leven are separated. Leven must contend with all sorts of trials and tribulations to get back with her and in tandem Winter has to fend for her life against Jamoon. Geth must find a way to get to the turrets when he volunteers to leave Winter in an attempt to locate Leven and Clover... and the worst thing comes to pass when Leven unknowingly discovers a key and releases the worst of all secrets that Foo has to hide... something that could irrevocably change the face of Foo as we know it.

"Leven took off running just as the liberated secret pulled itself erect, tilted back its head, and screamed."

"Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret" continues in the vain of it's predecessor with skill and agility.
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I was so-so on book 1, but decided to give book 2 a try. I just don't get this convoluted series. It has some really great moments - few and far between - but the rest is just very, well, convoluted. Won't be bothering with any more in the series. Can't connect with the characters (have zero sympathy for Leven, he's just annoying) or events (jumps all over the place). The premise had good potential. Maybe it's just not supposed to be directed at me, because I see lots of other people just love it.
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