When Luigi Lemoncello comes to town to build a library, he announces an
essay contest for the local school where the winners will have the honor
of being the first to tour the building – they’ll even get to spend a
night inside! But when morning comes, it turns out that the kids will
actually have to solve their way out. Perfect for fans of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Night at the Museum, readers will delight in this insanely fun book!
Soon to be a Nickelodeon Original Movie Over 100 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List 42 State Award Lists Discover what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in all the world" in this fun-filled, action-packed bestseller from the much-loved co-author of I Funny and Treasure Hunters "A worthy successor to. . . Willy Wonka." --Booklist, Starred Review 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 Q&A, and more And look for the puzzle-packed sequels--Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics and Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race "Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review.
About the Author
Chris Grabenstein is the author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, The Island of Dr. Libris, and the Welcome to Wonderland series. He is also the coauthor of several bestselling series with James Patterson, including I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, and Jackie Ha Ha. Chris lives in New York City with his wife, JJ, two cats, and a dog named Fred. Visit him online at chrisgrabenstein.com, and follow him on Facebook or on Twitter at @cgrabenstein. Don't miss the third Lemoncello adventure, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race, coming in October 2017!
A New York Times Bestseller
Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2013: “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2013: "Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at and references to children’s book titles, this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike."
"Pick up Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library for your kids to discover the coolest library in the world." —James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library...is fantastic. It is one of the best books I've read, ever, and that is saying something because I am a librarian. The game, gaining understanding of the Dewey Decimal System, all the name dropping, or should I say, title dropping of so many other great books that will encourage the kids to read more, and more and more . . . it all works. I will recommend it to children and adults alike. It is that good." —Julie Forbus, Madison Public Library