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Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race

Written by: Chris Grabenstein
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times best-selling author Chris Grabenstein is back with the third fantastically fun, puzzle-packed Mr. Lemoncello adventure!

On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, go!

Everyone's favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race - by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello's corporate banana jet - to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. The first to bring their facts back to the library will win spectacular prizes! But when a few surprising "facts" surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be go to jail and lose a turn all at once! Could Kyle's hero be a fraud? It's winner take all, so Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before the game is over for Mr. Lemoncello and his entire fantastic empire!

©2017 Chris Grabenstein (P)2017 Listening Library

What the critics say

"An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka." ( Booklist)

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  • Ariane Ogburn
  • 2017-12-17

Awesome

The book was so great, I mean wow. The 3rd book of the series. I absolutely loved it. Whant action listen/read it.

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  • Christine
  • 2018-01-17

It was okay. . .

The narrator kinda sounded like Mickey mouse when voicing Mr. lemoncello.. But otherwise the book was great!

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  • TwainPane
  • 2019-06-13

The best book in the universe!!!

This book was amazing I loved! it this book is read by 9 and 10 years olds but I am the only 8 year old who reads this! I have read the whole series of Mr.lemoncello.if you are reading this right now and you haven’t listend to it I hope you love it!!!!!!!

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  • MIssMartha
  • 2019-04-19

Terrible, skip

Having read the previous two books, this one disappointing. I thought the first book was fun and I loved the puzzles. Each of the kids was distinct, and although some were a bit one-note, they were all plausible. The second book was a bit repetitive, and the adults do a couple of dumb things, but again the puzzles were good and the story otherwise enjoyable.

This book, however, was awful. Nearly all of the adults are ridiculously stupid, the villain kid, who in the first book was predictable but at least realistic, is now intolerable and his continued existence makes no sense to the plot, and the main villains are simply a pile of evil traits with no redeemable qualities at all. I mean, what is the point??

One more offense is the addition of a token Muslim girl who seems to only be in the book to say the word "hijab" and at one point (very) randomly exclaim how unfair airport security is to those of middle eastern descent. Her background isn't mentioned again. Awful. Overall the story was tedious, and although there were puzzles, they weren't nearly as clever, though I found the unusual U.S. history facts to be interesting. Mostly I just wanted it to end.

As to the narrator, there are problems. Although his narrative reading is great, and he does the children's voices fine, he *cannot* do other voices. Mr. Lemoncello has an Italian accent in the books, and the narrator does one in the first book, but it was done badly. The Russian librarian and the Irish relatives all sounded Indian, so clearly the narrator cannot do accents, which means Mr. Limoncello sounds American starting in the second book, which I find reprehensible. The fact that Mr. Lemoncello is an immigrant was an important point in the first book, and now this detail is lost. They should have used a different narrator. In this book, Mr. Lemoncello now sounds like a weird cartoon character, which is bizarre and annoying.

I know there's at least one more book in the series, but this last one broke me. I don't even want to read it as a paper book.

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  • Tre
  • 2018-06-13

Fantastic!

Definitely didn't disappoint! I loved this book! i worried it wouldn't be as good as the other 2 but it was even better than I could have wished for!

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  • L Oliver
  • 2018-04-17

Great story

This is one of the best in the Mr. Lemoncello series. It has a great message and will hopefully inspire kids to keep on trying!

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  • Ella Cedar James
  • 2018-04-03

This book is amazing I love it soo much

This book was amazing I loved it I have Read all of these books and I think they are so good they are so cool I read my friends book the first one be made then I also read the second one from my friend then when Chris made this book i wanted it for Christmas so I got that and I was exited then I wanted to listen to the auto version

The one I Thing that was confusing was that the narrator was always one chapter of like when I was on chapter 15 it said I was on chapter 14 it was always of by one it was confusing so next time please make sure you check before puplishing . Thank you Chris Grabenstin for making these books for me to read I havs really Enjoed all and every one you made i want to thank you fod that thanks

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  • Sarah E Smith Pitre
  • 2019-03-17

Huh

How much b b b b b b b gr8 r f h b h

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