Travels of Thelonious (The Fog Mound Series #1)

Travels of Thelonious (The Fog Mound Series #1)

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Overview

In a world of talking animals, there is one burning question: Did humans ever exist? Thelonious Chipmunk believes he has proof that they did: a postcard showing a building made of concrete and glass. But his sister thinks the postcard's just a dumb piece of paper, and that humans are only make-believe.

Then one day a flash flood carries Thelonious away. When he comes to, he's in a strange world that looks something like his postcard, but not quite. Then he realizes that this is the city on his postcard, only crumbling and decaying. But if this means humans did exist, where did they go? Thelonious, along with some new friends, sets off to find out.

And thus, the adventure begins!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689876851
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 05/08/2007
Series: Fog Mound Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 622,107
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Susan Schade works as a team with her husband, Jon Buller. They have worked together on many previous books for children. Jon does the illustrating and Susan writes the stories. For the Fog Mound trilogy, Jon went back to what first sparked his interest in drawing—comics. They live in Lyme, Connecticut.

Jon Buller works as a team with his wife, Susan Schade. They have worked together on many previous books for children. Jon does the illustrating and Susan writes the stories. For the Fog Mound trilogy, Jon went back to what first sparked his interest in drawing—comics. They live in Lyme, Connecticut.

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Travels of Thelonious (The Fog Mound Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Librarygirl66 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At a time when animals only know myths about the talking humans who once dominated and nearly destroyed the world, a young chipmunk escapes danger in the City of Ruins and, with new friends, finds the Fog Mound, where all creatures live in peace and harmony.
JNSelko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great for kids in the 8-10 range.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was perfect for my son (age 8yrs) whom we have to force to do his nightly reading. It had THE MAGICAL EQUATION: one chapter was mostly printed words followed by a graphic/cartoon chapter with few words and GREAT illustrations! The WRITTEN chapters were funny, well written, and exciting (adventurous little chipmunk!). However, without the GRAPHIC chapters; my son hates reading so much, he wouldn't have kept reading on his own. Those GRAPHIC chapters offered him enough incentive to keep forging through until he was "rewarded" with their wonderful, cleaver, and funny illustrations (with a few captions thrown in)! Aside from all that, this book would have gotten 5 stars from me based solely on the fact that it is WELL WRITTEN. It had a good, strong plot. It had characters to which one (not just children) could relate and for whom one would root. The sentence structure was varied and the author's "voice" was a far cry from the monotone in which I find most children's chapter books to be written. The authors made the astounding assumption that children may be able to understand and appreciate things beyond their reading level while still keeping the reading level appropriate for their target age range.
Teaspoon More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I grabbed this book for myself, while claiming it was for my 10-year old. She's been indifferent towards it, but I ripped through it quickly and ran back to buy the second book in the series. The illustrations are wonderful and the story unwinds at a good pace. There is nothing too scary in the plot, and the characters (talking chipmunk, motorscooter-riding porcupine, mechanically-adept bear) are charming. I did notice a 10-year-old boy who was immediately hooked by it, and I suspect it would be an excellent book for reluctant readers who still need illustrations to catch their interest. It would also be good for kids who aren't quite ready for the wonderful Bone series by Jeff Smith.