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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 1

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.

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age 8+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 9+

It's way overrated.

The kids in this story never come across as real kids - they decide to work as a team and they really want to win the game, but the big "prize" (motivation) is that just one contestant will be used by the creep Mr. Lemoncello to advertise his products, and thereby be 'rich' and 'famous' -- seriously?? Another gripe is the poor description of the super complex interior of the library. And finally, the way the kids manage to solve the puzzles & connect the dots - pfft! how are we supposed to relate to any of them?
age 6+
I really enjoyed these books and the main character has a lot of positive qualities.

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Author Chris Grabenstein spins a captivating tale that will keep kids turning the pages and often give them -- and their parents reading along -- the giggles. The kid characters will resonate with young readers, who'll probably get plenty of ideas for new books and other interesting info to check out.

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