Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library

by Chris Grabenstein (Author)

Book Cover for Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library

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Pages: 304

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.

Recognition: Agatha Award Nominee for Best Children's / Young Adult Novel (2013); Anthony Award Nominee for Best Children's or Young Adult Novel (2014); Florida Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (2014); Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2015); Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Grades 6-8 (2015); Bluestem Book Award Nominee (2016); The Magnolia Award for 6-8 (2016); Flicker Tale Children's Award (North Dakota); Grand Canyon Reader Award (2016); Garden State Children's Book Award (2016)

Mr Lemoncello's Library Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Mr Lemoncello's Library
Reading level: 9+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Tags: mystery  adventure  comedy & humour  word puzzle 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library  (2013)
2.   Mr Lemoncello's Library Olympics  (2016)
3.   Mr Lemoncello's Great Library Race  (2017)