Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Graphic Novel

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library:
The Graphic Novel

Written by Chris Grabenstein
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

Available November 14, 2023

The AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING book is now a full color, fun-packed GRAPHIC NOVEL!

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library spent over 100 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and appeared on 44 State Book Award Lists!

Find out if game loving Kyle Keeley can escape from what James Patterson calls “the coolest library in all the world” in this fun-filled graphic novel from the much-loved author of dozens of bestselling middle grade books and the bestselling illustrator of The Last Kids on Earth!

When Kyle learns that the world’s most famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, has designed the town’s new library and is having an invitation-only lock-in on opening night, he’s determined to be there! But the tricky part isn’t getting into the library—it’s getting out. Because 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!

Now a full color graphic novel!

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Praise for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library!

“Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at and references to children’s book titles, this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike.”
—Kirkus, starred review
“An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.”
—Booklist, starred review
“A fun-filled, suspenseful intellectual puzzle, designed by a gamer, that will appeal to fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society.”
—Shelf Awareness, starred review
“A lighthearted parody of reality survival shows, the book reinvigorates the debate over the Dewey Decimal system and traditional library skills while celebrating teamwork, perseverance, and clever wits.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Book and game lovers alike will delve into this delicious tale and put on their thinking caps.”
—School Library Journal
“As much as I enjoyed the games and the mystery, my favorite place was the library itself. Several stories high, it’s filled with every book and game imaginable—and some too amazing to even be real! I want to visit!”
—Jack and Jill Magazine
“It’s the type of book kids will re-read to get all of the clues AND try to find another puzzle hidden in the book. Awesomeness with whipped cream on top.”
—St. Charles City-County Library Districts
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library has a classic, timeless feel… I absolutely love Mr. Lemoncello’s ethos and it makes a brilliant backbone of the plot.”

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