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You know those awesome adventure books that you have trouble putting down? The League and the Lantern is a book like that. My son, the book addict, felt that way, at least! He loves books that have kids going on mysterious adventures alone, without their parents. He thinks that’s a pretty cool thing to be able to do. He is probably secretly wishing one of those adventures happens to him one day.
The League and the Lantern, by Brian Wells is a book about adventure, mystery and history. It has secret societies and crime. You and your kids will love it! It’s about a group of middle school aged kids who are on a sleepover trip at a museum and it takes a dangerous turn when they are being chased by a a dark secret society. They are literally running for their lives through the streets of Chicago to protect history dating back to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln!! Along the way they also unravel an old family secret in Jake’s family and learn some amazing historical facts.
The cool thing about this book is that it weaves all kinds of educational things into it. The author has worked in 140 of the top vocabulary words for middle school into the story so kids are reading them and gaining an understanding of them. He is also teaching a ton of history in an exciting way that kids will not forget! I love it when a book is both interesting and educational for kids!
The League and the Lantern incorporates good values with themes of friendship and family throughout the book. I love that! Along that same theme, they will give away one book to an underprivileged child for every book that is purchased!
About the Author:
Raised on the edge of the jungles of Nigeria and the prairies of Illinois, executive producer Brian Wells has helped bring to life 15 award-winning network television movies that have been enjoyed by millions and applauded by family organizations across the U.S. Although seventh grade was the worst year of Brian’s life, it helped him develop the imagination and catlike reflexes he enjoys today. This is his first novel. He was concerned about finding quality entertainment for his kids, so he is creating it himself!
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