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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

by Chris Grabenstein

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Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape. - See more at: http://parkridgelibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2258987035_escape_from_mr_le... ( )
  erosenbe | Apr 4, 2014 |
Combination Golly whopper games and willy wonka's chocolate factory. "Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape"--Provided by publisher. ( )
  paula-childrenslib | Apr 1, 2014 |
This book is so good! I loved all the book references. Has anybody figured out the final puzzle? I have. If you need a hint, email the author. He'll give it to you. ( )
  indigofalcon | Mar 24, 2014 |
Mr. Luigi Lemoncello, eccentric designer of the renowned Lemoncello board games and video games for all ages has returned to his hometown in Ohio to build his grandest creation yet – Mr. Lemoncello’s Public Library. Everyone wants a sneak peak of the futuristic, colorful and hi-tech library including some of Mr. Lemoncello’s youngest and most loyal fans. Kyle and 11 other middle school essay winners each earn the highly coveted VIP ticket for an overnight library lock-in at the game-inspired library. After an exciting night of game playing, puzzle solving, book reading and adventure-seeking they are offered an opportunity to win the ultimate prize so long as they can find their way out of the library by 12pm the following day.
Grabenstein reinforces children’s love for libraries while paying tribute to timeless children’s books like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and Sherlock Holmes. In this silly and riddle-ridden mystery Kyle and his friends discover what it really means to appreciate a challenging game and a good book. Most importantly, they learn what it means to work together and play by the rules
  MicahCorporaal | Mar 17, 2014 |
As a librarian, there was no way for me not to love this book. All the book references, and the Dewey decimal hunts warmed my heart. Trapped in a library? A dream come true. Then, you add in all the excitement of board games (which I love almost as much as books) and you have an excellent book. It would be cool to make a reading list of all the books mentioned, but I digress.

Kyle loves playing board games with his family, and he is a particular fan of Mr. Lemoncello's board games. When he finds out that there is an essay contest to win a lock in at the library, he just throws an essay together. Actually, he just writes one sentence. Then he finds out the Mr. Lemoncello is the one who funded the library being built and Kyle can't believe he blew his chance by not writing a very good essay. He manages to remedy the situation and makes it to the lock in. It isn't exactly what he thought it was going to be. It turns out to be quite the challenge. Luckily he isn't alone; together with his team, he tries to solve the puzzle to win the game. Winning isn't everything, but it sure is nice! ( )
  TheMadHatters | Mar 15, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 037587089X, Hardcover)

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.

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