Sign of the Sandman

Sign of the Sandman Charlie Galen s vivid imagination has transported him places no other kid in New York City or the world for that matter has ever been But even in his wildest dreams Charlie has never battled an army

  • Title: Sign of the Sandman
  • Author: Tom Turner
  • ISBN: 9781938155109
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Charlie Galen s vivid imagination has transported him places no other kid in New York City or the world for that matter has ever been But even in his wildest dreams, Charlie has never battled an army of furies, gripped the Sands of Time, or spoken with the one person he has always longed to meet That all begins to change one mysterious night when a series of strange evenCharlie Galen s vivid imagination has transported him places no other kid in New York City or the world for that matter has ever been But even in his wildest dreams, Charlie has never battled an army of furies, gripped the Sands of Time, or spoken with the one person he has always longed to meet That all begins to change one mysterious night when a series of strange events forces him to question everything he sees and believes, launching him on a journey that neither he, nor any who read his tale, will soon forget For it is on this grand adventure that a magical world is revealed a world that just might make all of Charlie s dreams come true, if only he can unlock its secrets before his deepest fears destroy him.

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    1. I was privileged enough to get an advanced copy of this book and it is awesome. If you like the Harry potter series this is for you. I am not a avid reader but the story kept me involved at every turn. I could not put it down! This will be a great addition to any book club!! Make sure you put it on your wish list!!

    2. Former Rolling Stone contributor Jon Landau once wrote: "I saw my rock ā€˜nā€™ roll past flash before my eyes. And I saw something else: I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time." For me after reading Tom Turner's exquisite first novel "Sign of the Sandman" I understand what Mr. Landau was feeling.There is little time nowadays with work and family to not only read but [...]

    3. I read an advanced copy of Sign of the Sandman during summer vacation. I was complaining to my family that I haven't found a "page turner" book that I just "can't put down." Once I started reading Sign of the Sandman, I had found the book that I just couldn't stop reading. There were so many twists and turns in the plot, so many adventures to explore along with the characters. I read this book in two days! I love the universal theme that good wins over evil, that light triumphs over darkness. I [...]

    4. Kudos to Tom Turner on his first novel. The images drawn for us are so incredibly vivid. Tom creates a world in which kids and adults, alike, can become fully immersed. Sandman reads like an adult thriller. There is non stop exciting action. The main characters, Charlie and Plug, are lovable and I fell for them immediately. Tom, please continue this as a series. My daughter and I can't wait for the next one!

    5. I can say I've actually won something in my life now! I was privileged to have won an advanced copy of this amazing book. and read the entire thing in one sitting! I was completely sucked in immediately, and literally couldn't put it down. I could see myself in every situation Charlie was in as the writing was vivid and colorful and engulfed me in every word.I can't wait to read it again!

    6. This is a review of an advance reader's copy of the book, courtesy of First Reads.Sign of the Sandman is an exciting and engaging adventure story that I'm sure will appeal to a lot of kids (and adults, for that matter, since I enjoyed it too). The protagonist, Charlie, is a realistic and sweet kid and his mother is a great character in her own right. Charlie's best friend, Plug, is interesting as well, even if his statements about girls got on my nerves a lot (I mean, the kid calls "dibs" on gi [...]

    7. I was eager to find several enjoyable books for the month of October. For me, this month is when my imagination takes off. I am so glad I came across Sign of the Sandman. It was the perfect choice! It set the mood perfectly for me. You know a book can stand on its own when the age group can vary from children to adult seamlessly and still keep you hooked. This novel is very visual by far, and it throws you right into the action. The adventure of a lifetime is what transcends. A boy's quest of se [...]

    8. This is a wonderful fist novel by author, Tom Turner.The story grabs you and pulls you in from page one. The main character, Charlie and his best friend Plug are so loveable and is was a thrill to follow them on their journey as they become unlikely hero's. The author's storytelling creates a vivid tapestry of Charlie's reality and dream world, I actually felt like I was there with the boys. Every time I had to put the book down, I couldn't wait to get back to it! I loved this book! It definitel [...]

    9. I couldn't put it down. The story captures you from the first page.The characters absolutely come aliveLoved it!! Re-reading it for the THIRD time Just hated for it to end.

    10. A First Reads giveaway. Tom Turner has written a delightful middle grades fantasy adventure (that's how described it). A few years back, I took some grad school classes in children's lit & specifically fantasy lit. This book would have fit well into the syllabus for any of those classes. Like most well-written children's lit, the main difference here is the age of the protagonists. Main character Charlie Galen and his friend Plug are 10 years old, but they seem several years older (to me). [...]

    11. This is a fast paced book about a boy finding out he's the son of the sandman and that he needs to destroy the king of nightmares before he destroys the world. Boys or girls grades 4-6 would enjoy this book. Dark and light are symbols used throughout the book. I wish more time had been spent developing the characters, but this book is all about the action, baby. This would make a good read aloud.

    12. A true page turner that my 11 year old son would literally not put down. Thank you , Tom Turner for reigniting the love of reading in my son!

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