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   Lindssey and The Jedgar

A fast-paced fantasy adventure that turns children onto the fun of Shakespeare.

Lindsey and The Jedgar by Elizabeth Wahn

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Young Readers       

I adored your book Lindsey and the Jedgar! I devoured every page of it. Alessandra Y. (age 10)   

I personally like the part about the gorbots and how they came out of the fast moving whales. The part about Shakespeare is educational and it makes it fun to learn Shakespeare in a way like that. The book should be longer and never end. Francesca F. (age 12)

I stayed up all night reading it! James C. (age 10)

I enjoyed reading Lindsey and the Jedgar very much! It is a very good book and I hope that you write many more like it. I also think that it would make a good movie too! Alexia S. (age 13)

I liked Lindsey and the Jedgar especially at the end. I would really enjoy more adventures to find out more. It would give me something to read when I wait for Harry Potter. My older sister in 8th grade enjoyed it too. Micaela (age 10)

I think that the book was good. I would recommend it to others. I think that you should make a sequel. Adam B. (age 12)

Lindsey and her friends are just like us. The exciting adventures one after another made it so I couldn’t put it down. I read it twice. The map in the back is very helpful. Dannie S. (age 11)

All the robots and stuff are cool. Some of my friends have read Lindsey and the Jedgar and they also loved it. Tom C. (age 11)

It was really good! Are you gonna write any more? Benjamin K (age 10)

I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put the book down. I even read it when I was walking around it was that good! It's exciting but also fantasy and the characters have great personality. I would love reading more adventures of Lindsey and the other Rangers. Naomi (age 10)

Wonderful -nearly wonderful like Harry Potter. Elisa G. (age 10)

I think all of my friends would like the book because of all the robots and dumbots. I love how everyone who enters Elsinore has to recite poetry, also I love the walkie-talkies! I would love you to write more books! You could make it a series! In the other books, you can have more adventures on the other islands of the Paradise Islands. It would be so cool! And you could also make up a new character called Louisa! That’s my name. Louisa could be Lindsey’s cousin! Louisa H. (age 10)

I very much enjoyed the book.  It was fun and had a bunch of unexpected twists and details I enjoyed.  The rest of the world should be familiar with this magical island. Ellery D. (age 12)

I loved the story! If you were aiming for 11-13 year olds you made a great guess because I loved it! I think the gripping text and unusual storyline will keep readers hanging in suspense!!!!!!!!!!! Also may I suggest writing a sequel (just so I can read it!) Nick S. (age 12)

The book kept me reading to the end because I wanted to find out what happened. There weren’t any boring bits. I liked the characters and it was not difficult to identify with Lindsey as she is jut an ordinary kid. Matthew A. (age 12)

It’s like nothing we’ve ever read. Harry Potter was like this in that way. Rebecca H. (age 11)

I loved your book! The way it had so much Shakespeare in it. I was in two Shakespearean plays so far, and that’s what made the book extremely fun for me. I loved to guess which quote came from which play. I liked the way you described the characters Zach and his girlfriend the most. (I have a friend who reminded me exactly of her. A total airhead.) The book is great! Beth L. (age 14)

I really liked Lindsey and the Jedgar a lot! There's plenty of suspense, action and comedy. I like how everything is described in detail, so you get a picture in your head. I think my friends will love it as much as I do. It would make a great series.  Gail W. (age 10)

It has adventure, excitement, you can't put the book down! Natalie S. (age 10)

My younger sister read Lindsey and the Jedgar and told me I should read it too. I think I’m a little old for the book since I’m 16, but I really liked it, and I can see why my sister and her friends love it so much. It was lots of fun reading it, I burst out laughing several times! I thought it was very clever.Katy S. (age 16)

I loved the book! All the things like Paradise, the robots make it very fun to read and adventurous.  Anja W. (age 11)

It has all the things kids like to read about: fun, excitement, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance and, of course, happy endings.  Yael R. (age 11)

It is a great adventure book with lots of action & suspense. Aaron G. (age 12)

Adults

I read Lindsey and the Jedgar—twice—and then bought two copies, one for my grandchildren in England and one for my grandchildren in California. The older kids in England breezed through it and loved it. The younger kids? Their mom and dad took turns reading it out loud at bedtime, to the delight of the kids and (an added bonus) to the pleasure of their parents. Rare to find a children's book that parents can enjoy as well! So, Brava!
Robert Blair Kaiser, Newsweek correspondent and Author of RFK Must Die and A Church in Search of  Itself

When it comes to bringing Shakespeare to life, Lindsey and her gorillas are tops!
Gaby Ford, CEO Ford Entertainment and Creative Director The English Theater of Rome

Literary enthusiasm ricocheted throughout the cafeteria while Elizabeth Wahn recited from portions of her book, Lindsey and the Jedgar. One hundred and twenty of our sixth and seventh grade students were well-primed for the book's theme, as Ms. Wahn's provided excerpts from the book which the students read in their English classes prior to her visit. Even with the immediate draw of the story's poetic and Shakespearean influence on the main characters' adventures, Ms. Wahn's personal reading and explanation of Lindsey's tale brought the story more to life for our students. Some of the students had already obtained copies, so were eager to ask more probing questions of the story and her thought process for choosing the theme. "Why did people have to recite poems to enter the Island of Elsinore?" and "What inspired her to use Shakespeare so strongly in her book?" Not only were they interested in the story, but how she put together the book topics themselves. Many students remained to speak with Ms. Wahn at her book display following the presentation, also to purchase a copy and have it inscribed with a personal touch by the author herself. Months following her visit when I asked students in a 7th grade English class one boy stated, "it was interesting to see the person who actually wrote the book and how she created the plot of adventure in the new world." One girl said, "it inspired you if you were thinking about being a writer."
In the months following her visit, Ms. Wahn has been in communication with the school to follow up for additional book signing, offering to meet with students or teachers to discuss literature or theater in their classes, and has been a warm individual with whom to work. I highly recommend Ms. Wahn sharing her love, enthusiasm and joy Lindsey and the Jedgar with students in other schools.
Sarah Ellyson, American Overseas School of Rome, Middle School Coordinator


Having bought Lindsey and the Jedgar for my niece, I decided to read it before giving it to her, and as a scientist, I was particularly delighted to notice that Hayflick Theory is mentioned in the story.  Hayflick's number (a normal cultured human cell has a limited and predetermined number of times it can divide) is one of the main theories on aging and aging is indeed very special on Pensioners' Paradise.  Impressive, the author certainly did her homework and not just about Shakespeare!
Lindsey and the Jedgar is a delightful book, engaging to read and I had more than one late night doing so. A good author writes a book on many levels and this book has something for everyone. So if you like a good adventure, this is for you.  My compliments to the author!
Dr. Andrea Stoler, Cell Biologist

Our predominantly British Club is accustomed to high quality guest speakers, so I was extremely pleased when Elizabeth Wahn accepted my invitation to address the membership at one of our luncheon meetings. Her topic, “Shakespeare for Kids” was great fun indeed. This playful little lady had even our stodgiest members popping out of their seats to recite Shakespeare—and when she finished, they rushed to buy copies for their children or grandchildren.
Mary Handley, President, Commonwealth Club

Children, of course, want fun adventure stories. Teachers expect kids to read challenging books, keep their minds active and growing. Parents are concerned about what values the books transmit. Amazingly, Lindsey and the Jedgar would be on all three reading lists!
Nancy Galan Haydel, Class Mother Istituto Sacro Cuore

On a recent visit, I took a copy of Lindsey and the Jedgar to my eight-year-old grandson Alex with the intention of reading it aloud to him while I was there. It was a big hit with him and he kept begging me to read more, which I didn't always have time to do. Then, to my astonishment given his young age, he started reading it all by himself, kept me posted on what was happening in the story and finished the whole book. An unforgettable sharing experience!
Joan Westley, College Professor


Ahhh, the courage to write a tale that can be included in the “once upon a time-and they all lived happily ever after” genre. It takes not only what I consider courage of the true sort but a deep passion for life and belief in the future as well! I appreciate the skill of your pen in taking us on a wonderful visit to other worlds.
Pat Manson, passionate  reader (especially of books by people and for people who wisely realize that the kingdom of God is for children! And their guardian angels.)

Lindsey and the Jedgar was wonderful. For a bit I was surprised by Rose's role as the plot neared the climax. I had begun to speculate that her sister would be the principal female player at the ending, that she would swoon with the memory of first love and put aside her excesses, or something like that. No, sweet Rose stepped in and stole the show. Hurrah for her. It is a fun read for children of all ages.
Edward Keller (Foreign Trade Executive)

Parting was such sweet sorrow when wrapping up, Lindsey and the Jedgar. In this tale of surprises, Elizabeth Wahn, takes us on a roller-coaster ride of adventure. Her passion for Shakespeare weaves its way, delightfully, throughout this captivating story. The Coffee Toffee Taffy Tavern, Tiglons, Gorbots and Mount Cinderella are just, piccoli spuntini, little snippets of the fun that lies within, for both children and adults alike. Yes, even 'The Oldies' will enjoy Lindsey's discoveries as they devour each new chapter. Beautifully sprinkled within, are Wahn's declarations. Little gems such as, 'Perfume is like wearing a poem.' Leaving her readers to conclude that her creativity is like perfume sprayed poetry on every page. Thank you,
Anne Streeter

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