Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2013-06-25
Publisher: Random House for Young Readers
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Books About Books
, Middle Grade
A very fun kids' book. This book knowingly (and even textually) admits a big debt to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but if there's room for more than one Willy Wonka in the world, Mr. Lemoncello is a fantastic second. This is the kind of book I've dreamed about writing-- a book-lover's ode to ...
I'm not really the ideal audience for this book. Even when I was younger I didn't like these "wish-fulfillment" type stories -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Candymakers, The Mysterious Benedict Society ... none of them did anything for ...
The Westing Games meets Willy Wonky. A pretty good book. Loved the fact that it changed to a contest to get out. Lots of ways to use this in a class--talking about bullying, making friends, reading. Loved all the references to books too.
4.5 stars.Wow this was a super fun book. I loved that it took place in a library, though it felt more like a media centre than a real library. For instance, the games, the reality stuff, I just didn't think it fitted. But other than that? I wanted to be in that library and get lost there for days an...
Wow. Talk about a fun Juvenile book! Do you love books? Do you love libraries? Do you love their programs and reading about everything exciting you can find in one of them. I highly, highly recommend this fun library adventure. It's an easy read, quick to breeze through and something you love to enj...