The Glimpsing Book

Author: Loe, Steve

Subjects: Fantasy; Imagination

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

ISBN: 978-0-88092-594-5

Order code: 5945

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 5945S

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"This is a terrifically entertaining read from start to finish and highly recommended for school and community library fantasy fiction collections." – Midwest Book Review

"...imagination, fantasy, and uniquely interwoven plots keep the reader turning pages..." – KNEA Reading Circle

The Glimpsing Book celebrates reading, imagination, and the human potential for good. Read it if you’re a kid; read it to your kids if you’re an adult, and believe in the impossible maybe.” – Lois Ruby, children’s and young adult author

"The book is so structured that readers will find the journey throughout the various plots so compelling they simply will not put the book down." – Dr. John H. Bushman, author, educator, and director of The Writing Conference, Inc.

Steve Loe’s first novel highlights the power of imagination in young people. A strange new librarian and a cryptic book collide in the lives of two pre-teens as they embark on a journey far beyond the back of the library. TP Burton and Henrietta Harper discover that reading, like life, is not a spectator sport, and the power of a great story has the magic to make the seemingly impossible possible.

On the other hand, Sebastian Wey believes only in logical explanations. When he uncovers several historical photographs that hold clues to the mysterious book, his reasonable world smashes directly into Henrietta, a reclusive twelve-year-old mourning the premature death of her mother. Henrietta deals with her loss by hiding in the back of the library, where the pain of reality melts away as she loses herself in the fascinating realm of fantasy novels.

With the power of a megaton magnet, the baffling text draws the two strangers together, challenging Sebastian’s logical mind as they begin to understand that the mystical manuscript changes each time it is read. Eventually they grasp that the book’s living storyline offers each reader glimpses into his or her future.

Steve Loe was born in Kansas City in 1969 and is a lifelong resident of Kansas. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For the past twenty years he has worked as an English teacher, associate principal, and principal. In 2014 he was appointed principal in the Shawnee Mission School District. He and his wife Tracey live just outside Kansas City with their four children. When asked about his intentions for The Glimpsing Book, he said, “It is my hope that because of the differences among the three main characters—a lonely girl who loves to read, a strong-willed graffiti artist, and an analytical boy who can solve any puzzle—anyone with a love of magic and mystery will enjoy reading The Glimpsing Book.”

"This is a terrifically entertaining read from start to finish and highly recommended for school and community library fantasy fiction collections." – Midwest Book Review

"...imagination, fantasy, and uniquely interwoven plots keep the reader turning pages..." – KNEA Reading Circle

The Glimpsing Book celebrates reading, imagination, and the human potential for good. Read it if you’re a kid; read it to your kids if you’re an adult, and believe in the impossible maybe.” – Lois Ruby, children’s and young adult author

"The book is so structured that readers will find the journey throughout the various plots so compelling they simply will not put the book down." – Dr. John H. Bushman, author, educator, and director of The Writing Conference, Inc.

Steve Loe’s first novel highlights the power of imagination in young people. A strange new librarian and a cryptic book collide in the lives of two pre-teens as they embark on a journey far beyond the back of the library. TP Burton and Henrietta Harper discover that reading, like life, is not a spectator sport, and the power of a great story has the magic to make the seemingly impossible possible.

On the other hand, Sebastian Wey believes only in logical explanations. When he uncovers several historical photographs that hold clues to the mysterious book, his reasonable world smashes directly into Henrietta, a reclusive twelve-year-old mourning the premature death of her mother. Henrietta deals with her loss by hiding in the back of the library, where the pain of reality melts away as she loses herself in the fascinating realm of fantasy novels.

With the power of a megaton magnet, the baffling text draws the two strangers together, challenging Sebastian’s logical mind as they begin to understand that the mystical manuscript changes each time it is read. Eventually they grasp that the book’s living storyline offers each reader glimpses into his or her future.

Steve Loe was born in Kansas City in 1969 and is a lifelong resident of Kansas. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For the past twenty years he has worked as an English teacher, associate principal, and principal. In 2014 he was appointed principal in the Shawnee Mission School District. He and his wife Tracey live just outside Kansas City with their four children. When asked about his intentions for The Glimpsing Book, he said, “It is my hope that because of the differences among the three main characters—a lonely girl who loves to read, a strong-willed graffiti artist, and an analytical boy who can solve any puzzle—anyone with a love of magic and mystery will enjoy reading The Glimpsing Book.”

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