Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race Extras
The Great Race Won't Be Over When You Finish the Book
There is one more puzzle in the book that wasn't in the story, although there were several clues about how to find it. (And, yes, it could be that simple.) So, do your research and send your answer to author@ChrisGrabenstein.com to see if you are one of the most ridiculously brilliant readers and secret code crackers to ever race through this book!
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
In the "Fabulous Foursomes" game, Mr. Lemoncello dresses up like one of the Beatles on the cover of their Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. This is what that cover looked like.
Who really invented the board game "Monopoly?"
In 1904, Elizabeth Magie patented something called the Landlord's Game, which was, in some great irony, an argument against the concentration of wealth. Her game spread around the country, including to the Quakers of Atlantic City, N.J., who added all their city's street names (Atlantic Avenue, Kentucky Avenue, Park Place). Later it was renamed and sold as Monopoly!
Elizabeth Magie was a pretty astonishing woman. She was an outspoken feminist, she had acted, she had done some performing, she had written some poetry and she was a game designer. And at the time that she patented her game, it was before women had the right to vote. Learn more about Elizabeth!
Rube Goldberg Contraptions
The Self-Operating Napkin