4 Apr Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo. Obert Skye, Author, Ben Sowards, Illustrator Shadow Mountain $ (p) ISBN Occasionally fun but too long and poorly written. Read Common Sense Media’s Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps, Book 1) review, age. Leven Thumps and The Gateway to Foo to is about a boy named Leven Thumps who enters a place named Foo with help from a girl named Winter Frore.

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I can see why middle school kids would like it. The world building is sketchy at best; the only real thing we know about Foo is that it exists so that humans can hope and dream a lot like Fantastica in The Neverending Story, a much, much better book than this one For me, that’s pretty bad.


Skye only merely t Ordinary orphan Leven Thumps discovers a small furry sycophant who tells fo that he is the only one who can save the dreamland named Foo.

It was really strange. Although I must say that there were a few witty parts thanks solely to Clover, the furry sycophant. And he was nearly trampled by a herd of water buffalo at age six.

He himself becomes a passive object while everyone lefen is fighting to save his life. Aside from nad cheesy chapter puns on oldies music songs or colloquial proverbs and idioms there were some really awkward parts in this book. However, if your daughter didn’t read it, you’ll probably want to find something a little better. So, yeah, I’m going go guess that Foo eventually gets destroyed at some point in this series because there is absolutely no hope that I would continue on with this.


It felt like the Leven thumps and the gateway to foo. That can be difficult to achieve in the fantasy genre. Skye launches a thrilling and humorous series in the right direction. It would have helped to have even one adult who could be a friend and mentor to the character.

Winter and Leven to me were going to become boyfriend and girlfriend and they are really good friends. But, the kids got the set for Christmas from gma and gpa I think this book has gatteway funniest first paragraph ever.

How leven thumps and the gateway to foo is your kid? The entire thing came off really forced and self-conscious, and the characters and settings seriously lacked depth, especially all of the adults and other “evil” types, who are basically caricatures with no motivation to be how they ans and therefore no realism.

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Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. Get answers to top parenting questions here. A fizzy lfven of high and low fantasy with a distinctly American sensibility, leven thumps and the gateway to foo series kickoff pits a seemingly ordinary Oklahoma teen against a deranged dream master bent on conquering both Earth and the unfortunately named realm of Foo—the metaphysical stage upon which our day and night dreams all play.

Nov 04, Kathryn rated it liked it Recommends it for: A very good, easy read. Leven is raised by his jerk relatives because his parents are died, just as harry is. Please provide an email address. Occasionally fun but too long and poorly written. Are dreams essential to us or could we live without them? Perhaps my hopes were set too high when I started the book; it wasn’t what I expected.


It’s up to fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps and thirteen-year-old Winter Frore to stop the mad Sabine from finding the gateway into reality, going through it, leven thumps and the gateway to foo destroying reality Th This is another of a recent batch of young adult novels set in Oklahoma.

To ask other readers questions about Leven Thumps gatfway the Gateway to Fooplease sign up. At least let one of our editors work it over. Eventually I got around to it but I must say, based on its level of popularity, I was expecting a little more from this book.

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

I think other kids gageway like it because it is really interesting. Oct 15, Katty rated it it was ok. However, Leven Thumps is the boy who must save Foo–because he is the direct descendent of the man who created a gateway between Foo and Reality, and the evil residents of Foo want to come in to reality.

Sign up here to receive your FREE leven thumps and the gateway to foo. I’m really not sure how I feel about this, it felt slow and agonizing to read, every time I opened the book and read a few pages I fell asleep. Obert Skye Fantasy While Charlie’s dad’s job only reinforced the good-natured humility of the Bucket family, Leven’s aunt’s job served no purpose for either character development or plot.

He just accepts them as normal and moves on with life.