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2014. 336 pp. ISBN: 978-0307931474. $16.99 cloth. Yearling; Reprint edition, Random House LLC , New York, NY. www.randomhousekids.com .
In this cross between "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "A Night in the
Museum," Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses humor to create this
tale for his quirky characters. Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games and particularly
video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library hosted by Mr. Lemoncello. But 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!