Chris Grabenstein’s newest book, “Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics” is a sequel to his well-received “Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.” Mr. Lemoncello is the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world. It also seems that “Mr. L” is the person behind the building of a new library in Kyle Keeley’s town. Kyle, the class clown, is a huge fan of all kinds of games. His hero, of course, is “Mr. L.” Kyle and 11 other kids get invited to an overnight sleepover in the library where Mr. L leads them in games and puzzles.
Described by critics as a cross between “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “A Night in the Museum,” it received starred reviews from “Booklist” and “Kirkus.”
Grabenstein is back with the same cast of characters in “Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics.” Mr. L has invited teams from across the U.S. to competed in the first-ever Library Olympics. Filled with puzzles, and challenges, the participants in the Olympics must solve the mystery of the disappearing library books, as well as, compete in the Olympic challenges.
Chris Grabenstein has combined “an ode to libraries and literature” with an action-packed adventure.