Escape from Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun, wholesome, and smart book essentially giving a benign, library-loving twist on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a high-tech library instead of the candy factory and a zany, imaginative, library-loving game-maker instead of the slightly psychotic, deranged candy maker. Much of the book felt like unabashed fan-service to libraries, from scavenger-hunts through the stacks to revels in the Dewey Decimal System. Being unabashedly married to a librarian, I don’t mind this at all. Mixed in are morals about honesty, loyalty, not giving up, and thinking outside the box. It was the kind of wholesome, interesting story that I’ll happily share with our children for a fun read.

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