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The Forbidden Library kicks off an action-packed fantasy series with classic appeal, a resourceful heroine, a host of magical creatures, and no shortage of narrow escapes--perfect for fans of Story Thieves, Coraline, Inkheart, and Harry Potter

Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings. That--along with everything else--changed the day she met her first fairy

When Alice's father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon--an uncle she's never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it's hard to resist. Especially if you're a reader to begin with. Soon Alice finds herself INSIDE the book, and the only way out is to defeat the creature imprisoned within.

It seems her uncle is more than he says he is. But then so is Alice.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published on April 15, 2014 by Kathy Dawson Books
ISBN-10: 0803739753
ISBN-13: 9780803739758
8 Book Reviews
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  • BookWorm_Friday, January 8, 2021 at 7:07 pm
    IThis book seems interesting! I'll check it out soon!
    • sushidino
      sushidinoThursday, May 11, 2017 at 5:05 pm55 stars
      Well first I got this book because it looked awesome. So this girl named Alice has to go live with her assuming uncle cause her father died on the way to somewhere, (I can't tell you ,you have to read the book to find out sorry.) Then her uncle has a mansion and she can go anywhere besides the library. So that where I left off.
      • lollypopies
        lollypopiesSunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:34 pm
        I love this book so much! It is so interesting! I especially like all the twists that occur like Ending becoming evil, and if I read this book a thousand times, I don't ever think I get tired of this. I would rate this book 100 out of 5 stars
        • lizzy gurlThursday, September 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm
          OK this is just like a book I began to write but a lot different to,
          • mateoMonday, August 31, 2015 at 2:37 pm
            The book was good I never read one like this
            • coolcheerfull
              coolcheerfullSaturday, April 25, 2015 at 4:49 am
              currently reading
              • astronaut
                astronautThursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm55 starsFeatured
                This book is a perfect book for the imagination! It's a magical fantasy about a girl who sees her father arguing with a fairy and jumps into the world of magic and mystery! She becomes an apprentice to a wizard that is somehow related to her! She finds out the real magic and her adventure begins! This is an awesome book! Do read it!
                • Reader girlThursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:59 pm
                  This novel is an excellent book for your imagination. It is great for your mind! Read this if you love magic and adventure!