“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.”
This is such a cute book. I love Willy Wonka & I love libraries. Since we have just built our own new library I thought this was a great book to read at this time in our lives. The premise: twelve third graders write an essay to win a sleepover in the new town library. Kind of like our stuffed animal sleepover at Ladd (and soon to be at Downtown). Little do they know that the next day they have to find their way out of the library through Dewey decimal clues plus some bonus questions. I had a great time thinking through the clues and wondering how they were going to find a way out. Also, at the end of the book the author tells you there’s another clue not related to the library plot and that if you figured it out you should email him and tell him the answer. I almost thought about reading it again just to find it but then I remembered I have so many other things to read! But if anyone figures out the answer to the secret clue, write it in the comments so I can satisfy my curiosity!
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein is available in print at all three Metro Libraries.