Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library By Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr Lemoncello s Library Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein coauthor of I Funny Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series
  • Title: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
  • Author: Chris Grabenstein
  • ISBN: 9780307931474
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library By Chris Grabenstein, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson 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 noCharlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson 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 QA, and And look for the next puzzle packed adventure Mr Lemoncello s Library Olympics in January 2016 Discover the coolest library in the world James Patterson, 1 New York Times bestselling author34 STATE AWARDS AND COUNTING INCLUDING THE SUNSHINE STATE AWARD Starred Review, Booklist An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle master himself, Willy Wonka Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game players alike.
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      CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is a 1 New York Times bestselling His books include the LEMONCELLO LIBRARY series, the WONDERLAND series, and many fun and funny page turners co authored with James Patterson You can visit Chris at ChrisGrabenstein.

    987 thoughts on “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library”

    1. 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 alexandriaville, ohio not a real place, but a real cutesy reference, one of many peppering this book , whose town library was demolished 12 years ago a wealthy eccentric gentleman who made his fortune creating a series of very popular games and puzzles decides to rebuild the library and engineers an elabora [...]

    2. 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 libraries.But Chris Grabenstein does not At least, he doesn t like libraries qua libraries His version of an ideal library is like being floo powdered into World of Warcraft then spiked with Disneyland and dosed with Ritalin The book talks the talk about the awesomeness of libraries but then shows don [...]

    3. If you like your reads to be partially interactive, this one s for you The interaction is done on the reader s part, so you can decide not to take part of the game and still enjoy the book, but by playing along with the characters, you become even invested I honestly did not care to play the game along with the characters, because it slowed the pace at which I was reading, but in hindsight, I think I should have, because the rebus is an important element of the story.Still, I found this to be h [...]

    4. This was a super fun read I loved trying to solve all the puzzles and clues along with the characters, but aside from that I had a few problems with it Of course, this book is written for 8 12 year olds, and the writing definitely reflected that Because the plot was so fun, it was easy to ignore the inconsistencies in the characters, and their one dimensional natures, but now that I m finished I can see those issues clearly.Overall, a very entertaining, easy read I recommend it Just don t go int [...]

    5. 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 read it I give this 4.5 stars because it is a great kids book, but to paraphrase my daughter, nothing is as good as Harry Potter Escape from Mr Lemoncello s Library is a fun book for middle grade kids The town of Alexandriaville, Ohio has not had a public library in 12 years, and millionaire toy maker [...]

    6. 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, not the story of the people solving it much to the book s detriment The Westing Game would be a better choice in fact, it s entirely possible that book was name dropped in this one There were so many awkward book references shoehorned into the story that I honestly couldn t keep track.And I m confus [...]

    7. Whenever I see a book about a library, I tend to order it for the collection at my library This was one of the best things to come from this whim Perfect for both the reluctant reader and avid bibliophile, Escape From Mr Lemoncello s Library had me hooked even as an adult.Twelve 12 year olds are selected for an overnight experience at their new public library Little do they know, this is actually a set up for the time of their lives When the overnight is over, they find themselves locked in Thei [...]

    8. 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 another rip off of Roald Dahl s immortal Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, complete with an eccentric inventor and a contest, only this time with a superduper library instead of a factory.Here there is one bad kid, plus a few others who have their faults, and while they don t meet heinous fates, they al [...]

    9. 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 Kyle and his friends, and I liked the positive teamwork message the book had to send As a librarian, I absolutely adored the positive library portrayal, the fact that it was a place that was fun and exciting and the clever way the Dewey Decimal system was used in the book But to an extent, it seemed [...]

    10. Grade rating 67% DA super huge library is any book lover s dream But this or comes with a catchI didn t really like this one.The author was annoying, first of all He was trying to make his characters seem like the kids of today When Charles said I ll Twitter it , my spine shuddered is disgust Also, the author kept making references to books New books, not just the classics I don t think references to recent literature should never happen, but I feel it s out of place That got annoying real quick [...]

    11. A very fun book, especially for bookworms I loved hearing about the library, and the games and puzzles were very clever I really loved that there were lists of the books mentioned at the back

    12. First off are Patrick Carman and Chris Grabenstein secretly the same person Are they twins Their books felt so similar and not just because they were very poorly done Willy Wonka knockoffs Both Floors and Escape from Mr Lemoncello s Library have shallow cardboard characters that spout out terribly unrealistic dialogue Their plots are boring and consist of very little story beyond having a setting filled with over the top technology They both strive to be witty and whimsical, and both fail, miser [...]

    13. A fun, entertaining read Unfortunately, some people might decide not to bother with reading this book since it seems too reminiscent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory But before you make any hasty decisions, I m glad to inform you Chris Grabenstein readily addresses the similarities and in quite an amusing manner There were multiple references to books scattered throughout, which I found quite delightful How could you not enjoy a book that s meant to teach children the wonderful joys and hidd [...]

    14. A fun book for adults and children The only problem was the puzzles in the game were impossible to solve along with the kids That was kind of a bummer Still I throughly enjoyed it It was a less creepy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    15. Hay tuy t c m o Tr i i m y ki u gi i t m c l i ra n y kia l m nh kho i l m ki u ng i th ch m y tr th th ch c n d ng t i n o v suy lu n D n n l c cu n n y nh c g p n c D v y ng i Lemoncello c n th ng th m c u n y n a C h nh dung l tr ch i n y gi ng nh phim u tr ng Sinh t nh ng thay v ph i b n cung, l tr s c n u ng ng p b ng Ha ha ha, ch n o c n l m nh chui v ng i 24 tu i r i v n c n ham n y c c b n Tr i i mu n c i th vi n n y c th t, mu n c tham gia gi i c ng t i nh qu m c d u c t duy n y kia th [...]

    16. Mr Lemoncello has the coolest library on the face of the planet Sigh Too bad it isn t a real place Kyle and his friends win a chance to be the first to experience the new library and play some fun games Mr Lemoncello is, after all, a game creating genius But the overnighter takes an unexpected turn when the door won t open in the morning and a new game is introduced The game requires those who participate to find an alternative exit to the library, but they only have 24 hours to do it Kyle and h [...]

    17. Review of an advance copy I m breaking a 5 month hiatus to post my review of this excellent book I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy and the kids at my library will be able to read the final version in only 11 days I can t wait to hear their reactions So, for starters, Escape from Mr Lemoncello s Library is brilliant It has all the wonder, imagination, and wackiness of Willy Wonka s chocolate factory or Merganzer Whippet s hotel Patrick Carman s Floors , and yet it takes place in a [...]

    18. Rating 3.75 of five, rounded up because DAMN Want to know something I read this book after its sequel Want to know something else I hate reading Young Readers books And guess what No, you guess, c mon C mon, please Oh okay I did NOT hate reading this book OR its sequel I know, right Chris Grabenstein writes for middle graders like a middle grader would, and I mean that as a compliment He gets right into the mindset of a young person in a way that I don t see a lot of adult writers doing He antic [...]

    19. Rated 3.5This book was some kind of library Willy Wonka type of theme It was a cute book.

    20. 1 2 star just because it s hard to feel too snarky about a book that so unabashedly oozes such love for libraries and games.I think this is the book that my 8 12 year old self had always hoped for if I could have written a book then it would be something like the world in this book Some of my favorite books back then incorporated quirkiness and puzzles and word play I loved the Westing Game and The Phantom Tollbooth and I wanted to love this book because how could you not love the idea of a grou [...]

    21. I loved this book To me, it was a love letter to libraries and books in general As a librarian, I loved how Grabenstein showed how much fun finding information can be I also appreciated that our protagonist Kyle was presented as a non reader in the beginning, but evolved into a reader by the end after both talking to kids who liked to read and also picking up a book himself Grabenstein also very cleverly and very subtly inserted a reading list for people who read this book Several titles are men [...]

    22. LOVED this book What s not to love Basically a MG re working of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but with an eccentric game maker and set in a LIBRARY Not just any library either, but a state of the art, amazing, magnificent library with holograms, digital ceilings, mag lev lifts to retrieve books shelved high in the air, a gaming room and food I really, really, really want to go to Mr Lemoncello s library Peppered with fun puzzles, anagrams, rubrics and literally DOZENS of literature reference [...]

    23. This is a kind of a new twist on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory but better because it s in a library I want to say that I not much of a middle grade reader but I am trying to get my kids to love reading and I am rereading some books that I loved as a kid I say this on the library website and it seemed fascinating to me so I thought I would give it a short I loved the characters and the games but my favorite was all the literary figures, authors, and books, that were worked into the story [...]

    24. A very fun read especially for middle school ages I really enjoyed the many book references and quotes hidden between the lines This would make a fantastic movie

    25. I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery, puzzle book It is full of puzzles and clues to the mystery It also makes many references to modern books and websites as well as classic literature and it s authors This book is about a group of children who win an essay contest and, as a reward, are granted early access to the town s new library This library was designed by the rather eccentric, famed, game creator, Mr Luigi Lemoncello When they arrive at the library, however, they are told that they have a ch [...]

    26. As many have said, this is for readers who loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Westing Game or Mixed Up Files This book is overflowing with layered puzzles and literary references masquerading as Dad jokes The flat and throw away characters and the overtop pandering to library land had me as an adult who works in libraries bored BUT it went over well with the the bookworms of my Tween Book Club It was light and fun and they loved the idea of such a tricked out library We had a fun convers [...]

    27. I m a fan of Willy Wonka I m also a fan of The Westing Game, Night in the Museum, National Treasure, and the first Brixton Brothers book This book had elements of all of these and ended up being pretty fun DOkay, libraries are pretty cool to start with, but I m not sure any can compare to this one There s a hoverboard for checking out books on higher shelves, holographic statues, and huge screens on the ceiling to represent the Dewey decimal system And much At first, especially during the const [...]

    28. I went into a convenience store this morning and there on a stool was an African Gray Parrot bobbing in circles as it waited for its owner to check out at the counter I live in Taiwan where it is common seeing dogs in grocery stores, restaurants, or pushed in baby strollers dolled up with bows and human clothes, but I ve never seen a parrot I found myself sitting on the stool next to it asking the gorgeous creature if it knew English, then feeling silly It probably isn t a talking parrot It stru [...]

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