Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Scholastic Book Review: Sound Bender
Do your kids enjoy stories that have to do with unexplained phenomena like mine do? If so, they will love Sound Bender, a new Scholastic Book written by Lin Oliver and Theo Baker which is due for release this November.
In Sound Bender you will meet Leo Lomax, a young teen who discovers he has a rare sensory gift after he loses his parents in a tragic accident. Leo deeply connects with sound in a way that is both mystical and beautiful. Co-authors Lin Oliver and Theo Baker found a way to pull the reader deep into Leo's sound bending experiences as if they were really there.
I truly enjoyed this book as much as my children did!
About Sound Bender:
"A roaring, supernatural adventure that spans New York, and the globe!"
"After their parents' plane goes down over the ocean, Leo and his brother Hollis are forced into the custody of their rich and enigmatic uncle Crane, a dealer of rare and probably illicit antiques. But almost as soon as he's settled - or as close to settled as he can get in the bleak Brooklyn mansion, surrounded by his uncle's dubious staff - Leo receives a mysterious package his father put together long ago, to be opened on his 13th birthday. With the package, Leo discovers he has an amazing ability. He can hear the history of any object by touching it. But when Leo finds a strange helmet buried among his uncle's artifacts, and hears a pained cry coming from it, a mystery unravels as to its origin."
Click here to pre-order your copy of Sound Bender by Scholastic Books.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was not compensated for this review. I received the item featured in this post for review purposes courtesy of the product company and/or its PR company. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions I have expressed are solely my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”