Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris GrabensteinEscape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

byChris Grabenstein

Paperback | June 24, 2014

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Discover what James Patterson calls “the coolest library in all the world” in this fun-filled, action-packed bestseller from the much-loved co-author of I Funny and Treasure Hunters!
 
“A worthy successor to. . . Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, Starred Review

Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!

Don't miss bonus content in the back of the book—extra puzzles, an author Q&A, and more! And look for the puzzle-packed sequels—Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics and Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race!

“Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Chris Grabenstein is the author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, The Island of Dr. Libris, and the Welcome to Wonderland series. He is also the coauthor of several bestselling series with James Patterson, including I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, and ...
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Title:Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.63 × 5 × 0.77 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307931471

ISBN - 13:9780307931474

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Willy Wonka with a library I grabbed this book on a whim and I'm so happy I did. I immediately got Willy Wonka vibes, and it's just filled to the brim with wacky, imaginative good times. The entire time I was reading this I thought how fun it would be to use as a read aloud in a grade 4 or 5 classroom. I think that this would be a good book to get kids hooked on reading who may not be quite there yet.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and Lively story This is a fun and lively book that should have big appeal to young readers who enjoy any sort of game playing. A new library is opening in town, and the benefactor, Mr. Luigi Lemoncello is sponsoring a contest for twelve students to attend the gala opening and then stay overnight in the library for an assortment of fun activities. When morning arrives, the children find they are locked in until one of them finds the clues to solve the puzzle of where is the secret exit. I enjoyed listening to this audio book and following the students as they found and sought to understand the varied clues. The story line helped illustrate that libraries play important roles in many peoples lives and that they are not just limited to school research projects. To solve the puzzle, they had to explore the many different facets of the library from the high tech displays to the traditional printed books. I can imagine a high level of appeal to the target audience of 9-12 year old readers. Adults shouldn't get too hung up on the extremes of what is possible or feasible for a library. Author Chris Grabenstein continues the tale in Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics. I listened to the unabridged audio book as read by Jesse Bernstein. Six hours 19 minutes. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puzzles + Reading = FUN! I LOVED this book! It was funny; it was suspenseful; it talks about almost all of my favourite books! It has riddles and the right amount of sensitivity and fair play to keep you reading. I wasn't able to put it down.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wacky fun i love any story that involves a library!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is really interesting. There's plenty of action and is a wonderful read for anyone 8-12 or older.
Date published: 2015-08-22

Editorial Reviews

A New York Times BestsellerStarred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2013:“An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.”Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2013:"Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at and references to children’s book titles, this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike.""Pick up Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library for your kids to discover the coolest library in the world." —James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author"Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library...is fantastic. It is one of the best books I've read, ever, and that is saying something because I am a librarian. The game, gaining understanding of the Dewey Decimal System, all the name dropping, or should I say, title dropping of so many other great books that will encourage the kids to read more, and more and more . . . it all works. I will recommend it to children and adults alike. It is that good." —Julie Forbus, Madison Public Library