The Island of Dr. Libris
Chris Grabenstein, author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of the I Funny series with James Patterson, celebrates the power of imagination with this action-packed adventure that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book!... show more
Chris Grabenstein, author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of the I Funny series with James Patterson, celebrates the power of imagination with this action-packed adventure that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book! What if your favorite characters came to life? Billy’s spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there’s Dr. Libris’s private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It’s almost as if the stories he’s reading are coming to life! But that’s impossible . . . isn’t it? “A wonderful tale. . . . This book is like no other I’ve read. It’s a complete original.” —James Patterson"Grabenstein follows up his best-selling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (2013) with another playful title paying homage to classic works of literature. Effortlessly readable and a whole lot of fun." — Booklist Reviews
Publish date: 2015-03-24
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
This book was very easy to read and I was very bored at the time which are the only reasons I finished it. A couple of our children's librarians told me Grabenstein was rude to them when he visited our library for an author's talk (there was some miscommunication about the equipment he needed and he...
I'm beginning to really love this author and his children's books. They're just so wonderfully written and full of delightful characters and plots that kids are bound to love them. This one definitely lived up to Mr. Lemencello's Library. Billy is spending the summer in a cabin of Dr. Libris. Whe...
This was a magical and wonderful book, though due to the ending (I was not satisfied) I will deduct one star.Billy was a wonderful, imaginative boy, throughout the story I couldn't really find a flaw in him. Except, maybe his love for tv/computers and such, and not really caring much about books at ...