The League and The Lantern: A Rip-Roaring Adventure Series
Do you have a book club or look for ways to encourage reading during the summer? Let me tell you about a book that we recently read that has a solid foundation of needed vocabulary words for middle school students. This week while traveling, we read The League and The Lantern which is the debut novel of family television executive producer Brian Wells. While this book is geared towards that tough to reach audience of 9 to 14 year old readers, I think I enjoyed this as much as the younger members of our crew.
Brian Wells has written an awesome comedy adventure that drives home the importance of courage, family and friendship.
The League and The Lantern is action packed and safe for young readers. There is no, and I mean none.. objectionable language or inappropriate themes. Another reason to read and use this book is that the author has also woven in the top 140 vocabulary words for middle school students! I appreciate activities that are enjoyable yet provide an educational element too.
Jake Herndon’s middle school sleepover takes a shocking turn when a dangerous organization invades. As he and his new friends Lucy and TJ race for their lives on the streets of Chicago they unravel a centuries-old mystery and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Packed with unforgettable characters, mind-bending twists and laugh-out loud humor, The League and The Lantern is a ride you won’t soon forget.
The League and the Lantern became a reality through a Kickstarter campaign and is written to draw in while teaching needed vocabulary to readers 9 to 14 years old. It was released by Republic Ink on May 16, 2016.
Looking for a porthole into how middle schoolers think? Want to encourage a love of reading in your child? Desperate to prevent that infamous “summer slide”? Or, and be honest now – are you just hunting for a reason to eat a legendary Honest Abe donut?
Meet 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 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.
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