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Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.650485
You don’t choose the book—the book chooses you.

Sixth grader Spencer Lemon has a degenerative eye disease—and he’s rapidly losing his eyesight. So he has no idea why he was chosen to guard Pandora’s Book. When Ed, the old guy at the nursing home, hands over the book, he doesn’t get a chance to explain any of the rules to Spencer. Spencer only knows that the book contains famous dead people—people who can be brought back to life. Spencer and his autistic best friend, Gregor, soon figure out how to get people out of the book, but not how to get them back in. Then Ed disappears, and a strange man shows up on Spencer’s doorstep—and he seems to know a lot about Spencer and about Pandora’s Book. Is he one of the bad guys? Or is here to help Spencer unravel the secrets of the book? But there are others interested in Pandora’s Book, others who might use its powers to take over the world. And it’s up to Spencer, along with Gregor and Ed’s mysterious (and cute) granddaughter Mel, to protect the book—and save the world.

Hardcover, 294 pages
Published on February 4, 2014 by Two Lions
ISBN-10: 1477847162
ISBN-13: 9781477847169
22 Book Reviews
  • shiningstar
    shiningstarSunday, June 29, 2014 at 10:23 am
    This book sounds really good. I really want to read it.
    • sanchita123
      sanchita123Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10:02 am55 stars
      This is a really good book! If you like mystery and secr ets then this is the book for you! I couldn't put it down!
      • chocolatier
        chocolatierFriday, June 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm55 stars
        I love this book, it is a book everyone should read. In the book the kids are visited by historical figures like Teddy Roosevelt , Julia child, and Al Capone.
        • yaya35223
          yaya35223Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm55 stars
          Loved this book! Its crammed full with action and adventure! Loved the characters! This is a really great book to have on your summer reading list!
          • chocolatier
            chocolatierSaturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:43 am55 stars
            I liked this book because it was fiction and nonfiction. It had real people from history like Adolf Hitler, Julia child, and Teddy Roosevelt. I recommend this book to anyone who likes history and adventure.
            • candyexpress
              candyexpressSaturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:48 am55 stars
              A wonderful thrilling story about a guy, sixth grader Spencer Lemon , who has a degenerative eye disease—and he’s rapidly losing his eyesight. So he has no idea why he was chosen to guard Pandora’s Book.
              • smileyguy246
                smileyguy246Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:28 am33 starsFeatured
                Sixth grader Spencer Lemon has a degenerative eye disease—and he’s rapidly losing his eyesight. So he has no idea why he was chosen to guard Pandora’s Book. When Ed, the old guy at the nursing home, hands over the book, he doesn’t get a chance to explain any of the rules to Spencer. Spencer only knows that the book contains famous dead people—people who can be brought back to life. Spencer and his autistic best friend, Gregor, soon figure out how to get people out of the book, but not how to get them back in. Then Ed disappears, and a strange man shows up on Spencer’s doorstep—and he seems to know a lot about Spencer and about Pandora’s Book. Is he one of the bad guys? Or is here to help Spencer unravel the secrets of the book? But there are others interested in Pandora’s Book, others who might use its powers to take over the world. And it’s up to Spencer, along with Gregor and Ed’s mysterious (and cute) granddaughter Mel, to protect the book—and save the world.
                • cutiegirl11
                  cutiegirl11Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:40 am
                  This book is soo good But if I was trusted with that secret I would be freakish out
                  • frankiebaby
                    frankiebabySunday, May 11, 2014 at 4:48 am
                    cool
                    • super
                      superSaturday, May 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm55 stars
                      A boy gets the trust of a secret book that can bring people back to life. There is another book though, that brings the worst people in history back to life. Some bad guys will do anything to get both books from the boy. He and his friends rely on some people from history that they brought back to life in order to keep the world from being taken over.
                      • frankiebaby
                        frankiebabySunday, May 11, 2014 at 4:48 am
                        I want to read it now
                        • csheen
                          csheenWednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm
                          I agree