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Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Grabenstein, Chris (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
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Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.
Authors: Grabenstein, Chris
Title: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 291 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.
ISBN: 9780375870897
037587089X
9780375970894
0375970894
9780307931474
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Grabenstein
Subject Headings: Libraries Fiction. Books and reading Fiction. Games Fiction. Logic puzzles Fiction. Libraries Juvenile fiction. Books and reading Juvenile fiction. Games Juvenile fiction. Logic puzzles Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Libraries
Books and reading
Games
Logic puzzles
Libraries
Books and reading
Games
Logic puzzles
LCCN: 2012048122
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Jul 18, 2014
  • JessicaDK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so awesome! One of my fave books!

Jun 12, 2014
  • pjclste rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Almost immediately I felt like this book was a combination of Jumanji and Charlie and the CHocolate factory (which you can see particularly well in the title character). I did, however, enjoy the book and trying to figure out the puzzles. What I wasn't expecting (and I'll admit I didn't find) was the puzzle at the end. Did you find it?

Jun 04, 2014
  • bookfan81 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a fun book to read. It has similar elements of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

This book is a rip off of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The author tries to be funny and channel Willy Wonka, instead he comes across as annoying. The quest in the library is boring and easily resolved, the characters are conventional, and I never felt vested in either. I would not recommend this book.

Nov 25, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A Facebook status I posted soon after starting this: "How I knew the book was fiction: The first sentence of chapter 2 included the phrase, "world-famous librarian.""
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Chris Grabenstein's website proudly proclaims at the top of the page that he writes "fast-paced fun reads for young(er) readers." That label definitely fits this book, a clever ode to games, books, puzzles, libraries, and mysteries. There are many small ways readers might find thrilling connections to this story, whether it's trying to decipher the many puzzles before the characters do, getting caught up in the excitement of winning the games and solving the mystery, feeling proud of their library knowledge and wonder about the amazing library Mr. Lemoncello creates, or confirming their love for any of the multitude of books referenced throughout the story. The plot clearly owes something to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory along with countless other favorite titles, but the characters, engaging storytelling, and fun are all Grabenstein.

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Jul 15, 2014
  • violet_dolphin_211 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

violet_dolphin_211 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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