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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson!

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 the next puzzle-packed adventure—Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics—coming in January 2016!

"Discover the coolest library in the world." —James Patterson, #1 New York Timesbestselling author


Starred Review, Booklist

* “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

*"Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike."
Paperback, 336 pages
Published on June 24, 2014 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0307931471
ISBN-13: 9780307931474
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  • popo13681
    popo13681Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm
    One of my favorite books!
    • redsox321
      redsox321Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:53 pm
      this book is a mystery and has amazing puzzles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • dme3002
        dme3002Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm55 stars
        Great interesting book. This book has puzzles and riddles that you can solve along with the characters in the book. So mind-boggling and funny. Thank you Chris Grabenstein for making my Saturday night a good one, full of books and hot chocolate.
        • penguin313
          penguin313Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:36 am55 stars
          It is a good book about kids playing a big, real life version of a board game by Mr. Lemoncello, a famous game maker. The grand prize of escaping the library is becoming famous with Lemoncello and starring in commercials.
          • amazingdancer22
            amazingdancer22Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:38 pm55 stars
            This book is a great mystery but is super awesome.
            • sassyskichick
              sassyskichickMonday, December 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm55 stars
              Escape from Mr. Limoncello's Library was one of the best books that I have ever read! I could not put it down and stayed up reading it until I finished it. This mystery book was unique and I enjoyed it especially because there were puzzles for the reader to solve while he or she read.
              • skuxninjaman
                skuxninjamanSunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm
                omg i have read this books 15 times its amazing
                • nz_skuxxx
                  nz_skuxxxSunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm
                  good book i think
                  • orangehair523
                    orangehair523Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:54 am
                    can't wait to get this book for new years
                    • bella247
                      bella247Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm55 stars
                      This is an excellent book! I wish that Mr.Lemoncello was a real person! I also love Chris Grabenstien's way of writing. I definitely recommend his books!

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