The Resource The lighthouse between the worlds, Melanie Crowder

The lighthouse between the worlds, Melanie Crowder

Label
The lighthouse between the worlds
Title
The lighthouse between the worlds
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Crowder
Title variation
Light-house between the worlds
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After discovering that the lighthouse his family tends is a portal to strange and dangerous worlds, eleven-year-old Griffin must travel through it to save his father from a threat to all humanity
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Review
  • Grades 4-6 Readers fascinated by the idea of other worlds will be hooked by this adventure, which, complete with a missing scientist parent, is similar to A Wrinkle in Time. At the center of countless unique, extreme worlds is a lighthouse—a mystical one that's very different from the lighthouse that Griffin and his father tend in the foggy Pacific Northwest. Unbeknownst to Griffin, the lenses of his lighthouse are portals to other planets. One of these worlds is martial and intent on mining others' resources. They believe they require a glass maker like Griffin's father to do so. When a group of scientist–secret government agents show up, Griffin's dad disappears into a lens, and Griffin vows to rescue him. When Griffin finds himself in a dry, distant world, he forms alliances, discovers his mother is still alive, and joins a rebellion. With sharp world building and constant action, Crowder has wrought an auspicious start to what will clearly be a fascinating series. -- Karen Cruze (Reviewed 12/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 7, p62)
  • Griffin Fenn and his father, Philip, enjoy a quiet life looking after a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. Suddenly, their calm, ordered world is shattered by the arrival of the mysterious Society of Lighthouse Keepers. The Keepers need Philip's help with the light's lens, which Griffin learns is a portal linking Earth to seven other worlds. After reluctantly agreeing, Philip disappears through the portal, leaving Griffin on his own with the Society and its dubious intentions. Griffin turns to his dad's journal, his late mother's bedtime stories about imaginary worlds, and his own knowledge of glass to find his way through the portal. The portal takes Griffin to Somni, an invading world where wicked priests control an entire populace with stolen magic. Then Griffin meets Fi, a member of a covert group of revolutionaries who have evaded the spell and are planning to bring down the priests. If Griffin wants to rescue his dad, he'll have to join the resistance. The smooth third-person narration moves back and forth between Griffin and Fi. They are both resilient, self-reliant, and determined; readers will cheer them on until the end. Action is well-paced, making for a fast read that ends too soon. The book's diversity isn't among the people of Earth, who present white, but among the denizens of the different worlds. The cliffhanger ending leaves the portal open for a sequel; with luck, readers won't have to wait long for Book 2. (Fantasy. 8-13) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734165
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crowder, Melanie
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 8-12
  • 3-7
  • 840L
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Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.C885382
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lighthouse keepers
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Rescues
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The lighthouse between the worlds, Melanie Crowder
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781534405141
Lccn
2018009077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The lighthouse between the worlds, Melanie Crowder
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781534405141
Lccn
2018009077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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