Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library won the 2015 Sakura Medal for Best Chapter Book. This award-winner reminded me of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but set in a library not a chocolate factory. Chris Grabenstein’s latest book, The Island of Dr. Libris, reminded me of Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke. Instead of characters being read into stories, stories come to life on Dr. Libris’ Island. Imagine coming face-to-face with Zeus, Hercules, Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Tom Sawyer, Jack and the Giant, The Three Muskateers and more. This is one romping, action-packed adventure that I could see coming to the big screen in the near future.
Coming January 2016…another adventure with Mr. Lemoncello.