#1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein is back with the third fantastically fun, puzzle-packed MR. LEMONCELLO adventure!
On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, GO!
Everyone’s favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race—by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello’s corporate banana jet!—to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. The first to bring their facts back to the library will win spectacular prizes! But when a few surprising “facts” surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be GO TO JAIL and LOSE A TURN all at once! Could Kyle’s hero be a fraud? It’s winner take all, so Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before the GAME is OVER for Mr. Lemoncello and his entire fantastic empire!
Filled with brand-new puzzles and games (including a hidden bonus puzzle!), this fast-paced read will have gamers and readers alike racing to the finish line because, like Mr. Lemoncello’s commercials say, IS IT FUN? . . . HELLO! IT’S A LEMONCELLO!
* “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, Starred, on Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
“Just as much of an adventure as the first.” —The Washington Post, on Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics
About the Author
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Mr. Lemoncello series, the Welcome to Wonderland series, and many other books, as well as the coauthor of many page-turners with James Patterson, including the Max Einstein series; and also of Shine!, which he coauthored with his wife, J.J. Grabenstein. Chris lives in New York City. Visit Chris at ChrisGrabenstein.com and on Twitter at @CGrabenstein. Look for the latest Mr. Lemoncello books-Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (available now!) and Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket, coming in 2020!
Praise for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library * “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, Starred
* “A winner for readers and game-players alike.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library has been nominated to 41 lists across 37 states and is the winner of 21 state awards (and counting)!
Winner of: Arizona, Grand Canyon Reader Award Delaware, Blue Hen Book Award Florida, Sunshine State Young Readers Award Indiana, Young Hoosier Book Award, Intermediate Kansas, William Allen White Children’s Book Award Maine, Student Book Award Maryland, Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Minnesota, Maud Hart Lovelace Award Mississippi, Magnolia Award Missouri, Mark Twain Readers Award Nebraska, The Golden Sower Award New Hampshire, Great Stone Face Book Award New Jersey, Garden State Book Award North Dakota, Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award Ohio, Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award Oregon, Reader’s Choice Award Pacific Northwest Library Association, Young Reader’s Choice Award Rhode Island, Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Tennessee, Volunteer State Book Award Vermont, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Virginia, Virginia Reader’s Choice Award