Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

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A New York Times Bestseller

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent 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 building of the new town library.

Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.

In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.

Title:Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780375870897
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    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Reviews

  • karen

    this is the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for book- and puzzle-nerds. or, as one character says, "It'll be like The Hunger Games but with lots of food and no bows or arrows."it takes place in alex...

  • Marjorie Ingall

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU EVERYONE WHO LIKED THIS I FEEL LIKE DONALD SUTHERLAND IN INVASION OF TEH BODY SNATCHERS YOU ARE ALL PODS. It gets one star because it has the word LIBRARY in the title. I like l...

  • Brina

    Lately I have been on an easy reading kick. I think I get this way every late winter. That being said, my kids had this book from the library for a reread and told me it is a great book and I should r...

  • Beth

    This is a messy, loud book crammed full of one-note characters, dizzying book references, and an illogical plot. There is no nuance, no suspense, and no character growth. This is the story of a puzzle...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    This gets 5 stars because I couldn't put it down and wanted to cancel plans with friends just to finish it. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library is the modern day Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ju...

  • The Library Lady

    I cannot understand all the 4 star reviews and the NY Times best seller status of this book. Then again, most of what I find on the children's best seller list lately is mediocre junk!This is yet anot...

  • Kate

    You know, I think Grabenstein missed an opportunity to have a great book instead of just a good one. The puzzles and mysteries were fantastically well-placed and a lot of fun to try to solve alongside...

  • Bennett

    Grade rating: 67% DA super huge library is any book lover's dream! But this or comes with a catch...I didn't really like this one.The author was annoying, first of all. He was trying to make his chara...

  • Juli

    What a wonderful, imaginative, and creative story! This book totally reminded me why I still love to read children's books! After several years without a city library, a new wonderous library has been...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: So Kyle had gone down to the basement and dug up one of his all-time favorites: Mr Lemoncello's Indoor Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. It had been a huge hit for Mr Lemoncello, the master game maker....