Thursday, May 12, 2016

The League and the Lantern Book Review & Giveaway #TheLeagueAndTheLantern #FlyBy

Disclosure:  This book was provided free of charge for the purpose of this review.






I'm always looking for new books to introduce my kids to and I'm happy to share a great one with you that was just released this month.  The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. It all starts when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War, and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship.


I wanted this book as soon as I saw the cover and read the synopsis.  I thought it would be perfect for my nine year old son.  He really enjoys adventure series and we have enjoyed reading some of them together.  We read the first chapter of The League and the Lantern tonight and even though the action hadn't really started yet we were introduced to the main character who seems like a good kid and the humor that the story has in store for us. My seven year old daughter was in the room while I was reading and she was enjoying it as well, so I definitely think it's a book all kids will like.  And if you're a parent who does read-alouds this will be one that will keep you just as entertained.  The official target audience is readers aged 9-14.

As a parent you can feel good about your child reading this book for a number of reasons.  To start, the author has taken 140 of the top vocabulary words that middle schoolers need for success and invisibly wove them into the story. Historic sites are included in the story's setting. Plus the characters in the story discover lessons in mercy, compassion and charity.  Family and friendship are important themes in the book as well.


About the Author
This is the book debut of Brian Wells, a concerned dad who couldn’t find quality entertainment for his kids. He has worked and produced 15 TV movies for the major networks.

Learn more and purchase the book by visiting the official website LeagueAndLantern.com.  For every hardcover copy of the book purchased from the official site an identical hardcover copy will be donated to a child in lower income communities.


The Giveaway:  One lucky winner will receive their own copy of The League and the Lantern.  Giveaway is open to US & CAN residents only. Giveaway ends May 23rd.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

23 comments:

  1. My grandson enjoys reading and would like this.

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  2. My 7-year-old nephew would definitely love this book. He's excited for actions!

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  3. i would like to read this book

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  4. My son would like this book and I think I would read it too.

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  5. I have a niece that would enjoy this book.

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  6. My son would love to read this book

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  7. It sounds like a great bedtime read-aloud for my daughter.

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  8. My daughter would love this book!

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  9. My grandson would enjoy this book.

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  10. My son would like to read this. nathankyle1707@yahoo.com

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  11. I would give this book to my nephew, as I think he would like to read it

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  12. My friend's son would love to read this. I just know it!!

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  13. We have a lending library at our RV Park and I know several kids who will want to read this book.

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  14. my fiance would
    my rafflecopter name is aarone mawdsley

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  15. Daughter would! Her 9th birthday is next Tuesday :D

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  16. bet my nephew would like

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  17. If I won this would be for my sister.

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  18. My sons would love this story. They love adventures!

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  19. My son would read this book.. sounds like a great read

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  20. I would love to win this for my daughter to read it.

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