Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

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     Award-winning author Chris Grabenstein has written another terrific book,” Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”. I really enjoyed the book.

     Award-winning author Chris Grabenstein has written another terrific book,” Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”. I really enjoyed the book. Even if the first pages might seem boring, I would encourage you to keep reading because as the story develops you get more involved and interested. The book also shows you how to use the library in creative and different ways.

     The story starts when Kyle Keeley forgets to write an essay on” Why I am excited about the New Public Library,” so he quickly scribbled down a sentence about balloons. He did not know that the essays were being judged by the world famous game maker, Luigi Lemencello. The next day the school gets called for an assembly and Kyle miraculously gets chosen as one of the twelve winning essay writers. That evening Kyle and the other winners went to a party to celebrate. Then a librarian ushered the kids to the new library.

     After a short tour and two fun warming-up games, the children were ready to play the most challenging game where they needed to find their way out of the library for the prize of staring in Mr. Lemoncello’s commercials. The children need to discover all the clues and solve the puzzle all in one day and twelve hours! As the kids compete with each other, they team up to find and share clues. They needed to use the Dewey Decimal System to figure out the locations of books in the three story shelves and use the titles of books to make words to find out the different signs. Kyle used all of his knowledge of board games and books to win the game.

     The book kept me intrigued all the time. I would highly recommend it to children that like figuring out mysteries. This book was easy to read and I would put four out five stars on it.