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J. Scott Savage

Autor(a) de Water Keep

23+ Works 1,021 Membros 42 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) As Jeffrey S. Savage, he writes LDS adult novels; as  J. Scott Savage he writes middle-grade fantasy.

Séries

Obras por J. Scott Savage

Water Keep (2008) — Autor — 265 exemplares, 14 críticas
Land Keep (2009) — Autor — 118 exemplares, 1 crítica
Fires of Invention (2015) 108 exemplares, 10 críticas
Air Keep (2013) — Autor — 73 exemplares
Gears of Revolution (2016) 66 exemplares, 4 críticas
Case File 13: Zombie Kid (2012) 50 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Lost Wonderland Diaries (2020) 45 exemplares, 3 críticas
Embers of Destruction (2017) 40 exemplares, 3 críticas
Fire Keep (2015) — Autor — 31 exemplares
House of Secrets (2005) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dead on Arrival: A Shandra Covington Mystery (2006) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Fourth Nephite (2010) 30 exemplares
Cutting Edge (2001) 24 exemplares, 1 crítica
Into the Fire (2002) 22 exemplares
Case File 13 #2: Making the Team (2013) 21 exemplares

Associated Works

True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-day Fairy Tales Written by Best-selling Authors (2015) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares, 1 crítica

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Savage, Jeffrey Scott
Outros nomes
Savage, Jeffrey S.
Savage, J. Scott
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Oakland, California, USA
Locais de residência
Roseville, California, USA
Utah, USA
New Providence, New Jersey, USA
Educação
writer
Organizações
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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J. Scott Savage has been creating stories for as long as he can remember. He lives at the mouth of a canyon where morning and evening winds keep the air clear and blue—along with blowing over patio tables, trees, basketball stands, and the occasional small child. He has a wonderful wife who has stuck with him for more than twenty years, four great children, a spastic border collie, and possibly three or four fish. (The pond is still frozen, so he isn’t quite sure.) Scott has held too many jobs to count, including: a mall Santa, French chef, CEO of a dot com, plumber, radio station talk show host, and the guy who sits in the little photo developing booth. He has completed one marathon and hopes to complete another when the memories finally fade away. He loves reading, writing, camping, playing games with his family, and especially hearing from and meeting his readers. To e-mail him or schedule a visit, come to his website www.jscottsavage.com
Nota de desambiguação
As Jeffrey S. Savage, he writes LDS adult novels; as  J. Scott Savage he writes middle-grade fantasy.

Membros

Críticas

"'Authors make up their own rules. They change things and switch them up. They invent words that never existed, make up names no one can pronounce, and create crazy lands that no one can understand. It's all nonsense.'
'Sometimes I need nonsense.'"
One word for this book and that would be 'clever'. This story was so imaginative and unique. I was absolutely gleeful when reading.
I will be the first to admit that I don't know a ton about Alice and Wonderland save for the few thinks I remember from reading it a few years ago. However, I came to love the world and felt like I was there with Celia. And once I got invested into the story, I could not put it down. I may *shh* have even read it during school.
This was a clean read and perfect for family read-aloud.

Rating: 5/5
Language: n/a
Romance: n/a
Spiritual: n/a
Violence: very mild

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was not required.
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libraryofemma | 2 outras críticas | Apr 18, 2024 |
Another fun adventure from J. Scott Savage! I have thoroughly enjoyed this elementary school/middle grade series. It’s a book that parents would definitely approve of and enjoy reading along with their children. I loved the funny puns and humor, the creative puzzles and mysteries they have to solve, and the life lessons shared subtly throughout.

Graysen Foxx is on another quest, this time to find a creepy painting that will help his treasure hunting sidekicks Maya and Jack win their classroom Halloween decorating contest. But, Ordinary Elementary is anything but ordinary as the kids have previously discovered. On their mission to find the painting, they uncover another mystery, an old spelling bee medal with a strange inscription on the back.

Before they can figure out what the medal means, a ninja like 2nd grader steals the medal right out of their hands. This starts them on an investigation that will test all of their skills and friendship leading to an encounter with a super smart group called the illuminerdy. They guard a particularly amazing secret which the friends are determined to uncover. From alligators to abacuses, they face it all on their action-packed, fun filled adventure.

This book was so much fun and I loved the narration of Graysen Foxx. He’s such a fun kid with a wicked smart sense of humor and a gift for leadership. There were so many great messages in this story that were delivered in an entertaining way. I loved the teamwork, friendships, and lesson that just because you fail at something doesn’t mean you’re doomed to failure. I loved the way the kids each used their specific talents to solve the puzzles and riddles. Music, chemistry, engineering, math, computer programming, and science problems were all featured in this amazing adventure.

I loved the setting where there are secret passageways, hidden secrets, and all kinds of imaginative scenarios that took me back to my own childhood. Who hasn’t wished to find a secret passage in the school basement? Where there are so many books nowadays that rely on crude humor and silly jokes, this book excels in intelligent humor, witty observations, and fun.

Highly recommend this book and the entire series to elementary school aged kids and up. While it’s the second book in the series, it could be read as a standalone, but is more enjoyable if you’ve read the first book. I received an advanced complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own and voluntarily provided.
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Melissas-Bookshelf | Jan 2, 2024 |
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for letting me have the chance to read and review this ARC. This is an amazing and wonderful story written by J. Scott Savage. I've read and enjoyed a few of his other books and I love this one so much!
Also to note here, I didn't think it was possible because of how much I have always disliked, rather strongly, Alice in Wonderland for as long as I can remember, but I have found a version of an Alice in Wonderland story that I like. I enjoyed this story so much, I don't feel like I hate Alice in Wonderland as much now and there were so many great aspects to this story. I can't recommend this story enough. I wish I'd had these books when I was younger, but hey, at least I get to read them now and I can share them with my kids as well.
I learned quite a bit from this story about dyslexia and things that I didn't even realize so this was a good eye-opener to some things and a good story to give me a different perspective into Alice In Wonderland stories that I didn't know I needed.
This story starts with Celia, who's sitting at the library doing homework and playing Minecraft on her phone etc. while her mom, who is the librarian is working and after her Mom assigns her books for her daily reading, which she doesn't like because of her dyslexia issues, Celia notices a boy her age sneaking around in the library.
Celia decides to follow the boy to try to find out what he's doing and catches him messing with the library books and calls him out on it. The boy introduces himself, his name is Tyrus, and we find out along with Celia that he's helping to shelve the returned library books because he loves books and the library so much!
Celia and Tyrus return to the front desk area and start talking and find out they're both new to the area and will both be new to the school that starts soon there so they start talking to each other about being friends and getting to know one another.
As Celia and Tyrus are talking, Celia's mother comes over and asks who he is, they talk with her for a minute and Celia decides to ask her mother if they can help shelve the library books since Tyrus likes doing it so much and her Mom gets all excited and sends them off to shelve library books.
While Celia and Tyrus are shelving the library books, they hear someone calling for help and follow the voice and end up in the office in the back where there's a chest that they have to figure out a puzzle to open it and then they go through the chest and come out the other side, falling down or is it up into Wonderland, where the adventure and fun really begins.
As Celia and Tyrus find themselves in Wonderland and meet various characters and find themselves at the Mad Hatter's tea party, you get a taste of the wonderful whimsy that comes with Wonderland and the character's personalities and stories and such. There is good and bad, both, in Wonderland, of course, and they meet the Queen of Hearts at the castle and while Tyrus is terrified of her, Celia feels like they could be friends until the Queen asks for their help with the chest that Charles Dodgson left behind because he had said that whoever came after him would know how to open the chest and save Wonderland from the haunted monstrosity that is terrorizing everyone.
When Celia says she's not the Alice, that she doesn't know how to open the chest or help, the Queen seems to lose it and through them in the dungeon and then the King pardons them and sends them on their way to find the key to come back to open the chest. They are also traveling with a companion, Sylvan, a rabbit, who was sent to get Celia to help save Wonderland.
As they travel through Wonderland, meeting others, solving puzzles and figuring things out for themselves about everything going on, the haunted monstrosity and themselves, they learn all sorts of things, have lots of fun and grow while having their adventure through Wonderland.
They learn how logic and imagination together make things better and how the two solve problems better together than apart or alone. They learn how to embrace and love themselves and who they are and to not discount themselves or their unique talents. They help others as they go on their quest to find the key to open the chest to save Wonderland and in helping others, help themselves.
This is a wonderful, whimsical, magical tale of a lovely Wonderland with great characters and a lot of good morals, lessons and things to learn and share for yourself, your kids, your family or whoever. I love these kinds of uplifting, feel good, fantastic, magical tales that you can simply enjoy or you can glean a lot of info, morals, and lessons from it as well.
Also, one of the things I enjoy looking at myself as well as with my kids or others is the reading guide they put in the back of these books that help you discuss things and further learn, research, enjoy and expound on the topics in the book as well.
Make sure you put this one on your list, preorder it and get ready for a new favorite awesome book! You don't want to miss this one!
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Kiaya40 | 2 outras críticas | Jun 19, 2023 |
This was a fun read to check out. It was quite funny and entertaining. I giggled as well as being a little creeped out or maybe grossed out would be the better word lol.
 
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Kiaya40 | 1 outra crítica | Jun 19, 2023 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
42
ISBN
114
Línguas
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