Wednesday, April 30, 2008


The Seems, the Glitch in Sleep, John Hulmer and Michael Wexler, Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2007, 272 pp

This is a first novel in a series which will be called The Seems, written by two authors who have been best friends for their whole lives. It is for ages 10 and up, grades 5 and up and is a delightful creation of another world, The Seems, the world behind our world which created and is responsible for existence as we know it.

The hero is Becker Drane, 12 year old normal boy from a small New Jersey town, whose curiosity and openness to adventure land him the job of "fixer" in The Seems. Fixers are special, highly trained individuals who live in the world but are called for missions whenever there is a glitch. Becker Drane's first mission is to repair a glitch in sleep.

Wonderful, imaginative, full of adventure, humor and not a little wisdom. I thought it was just great. What I am never sure about on these books for kids is if the kids will like it. But I loved The Borrowers as a kid and this is on the same level of imagination.

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