It's the 21st, time for the Teen FIRST blog tour!(Join our alliance! Click the button!) Every 21st, we will feature an author and his/her latest Teen fiction book's FIRST chapter!
and his book:
Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.
After graduating from a multi-cultural high school, he took up permanent residence in the United States to study Religion and Philosophy. After earning his Bachelor's Degree, Dekker entered the corporate world in management for a large healthcare company in California. Dekker was quickly recognized as a talent in the field of marketing and was soon promoted to Director of Marketing. This experience gave him a background which enabled him to eventually form his own company and steadily climb the corporate ladder.
Since 1997, Dekker has written full-time. He states that each time he writes, he finds his understanding of life and love just a little clearer and his expression of that understanding a little more vivid. To see a complete list of Dekker's work, visit The Works section of TedDekker.com.
Here are some of his latest titles:
Chosen (The Lost Books, Book 1) (The Books of History Chronicles)
Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle Trilogy Graphic Novels, Book 1)
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)
AND NOW...THE FIRST TWO PAGES:
(Click Pictures to Zoom!)
Dynamic Uno here: As a librarian and former English teacher, I have to admit that I really do not like graphic novels. Don't get me wrong--I LOVE the artwork, but I think people miss out on so much of the story when they read the graphic novel instead of the regular book.
That having been said, I also realize that there are many kids who would never pick up a regular book, but will read a graphic novel because of the conciseness and of course, for the pictures. So, based upon my students, I know that The Lost Books series by Ted Dekker will go over very well with my student population. Many of our students are very low readers, so the short bubbles telling the story and the bright, action-packed graphics will definitely entice them.
I also know that we have a Christian following at our school, so I know that as soon as I buy the rest of the books in this series, they'll probably grow legs and walk off. (Which, if they have to steal a book about Christianity, I guess there are worse things in life...)
In any case, if you're a fan of Ted Dekker (which I am), and/or a fan of graphic novels, you'll like Infidel--Graphic Novel, the second book in The Lost Books series.