The Island of Dr. Libris

The Island of Dr. Libris

by Chris Grabenstein


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New from the author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of the I Funny series with James Patterson! Celebrate the power of imagination with this action-packed New York Times bestseller that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book! 
What if your favorite characters came to life? Billy’s spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there’s Dr. Libris’s private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It’s almost as if the stories he’s reading are coming to life! But that’s impossible . . . isn’t it?
A wonderful tale. . . . This book is like no other I’ve read. It’s a complete original.” —James Patterson

"Kids will enjoy the cartoonish mayhem, especially given Grabenstein's breezy narrative voice and jaunty in 'Lemoncello', there is a winning generosity and sweetness to the story's telling."—The New York Times

"Chris Grabenstein gleefully plunders great works of literature for his cast of secondary characters . . . a madcap mash-up that 8-to-12 year olds will want to devour in big gulps."The Wall Street Journal

"Effortlessly readable and a whole lot of fun." Booklist Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385388450
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 138,833
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the author of the New York Times bestseller Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and the Haunted Mystery series. He is also the coauthor, with James Patterson, of the #1 bestselling I Funny and Treasure Hunters series. You can visit Chris at

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The Island of Dr. Libris 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I chose The Island of Dr Libris because I have read other amazing books by the same author. I thought it would be about a island that came to life with characters. It was exactly what I expected it to be, totally amazing. As I was reading it, I felt so happy. I still feel the same way about the book. I do feel a little disappointed because it didn’t have as many common fairytale characters and riddles as I had hoped. The Island of Dr. Libris is a mystery novel. The story is set on a boy named Billy. He is spending his summer in a lakeside cabin. When he starts reading some of the books in Dr. Libris’s study, the characters come to life on the Island in the middle of the lake. Chris Grabenstein (the author) is an amazing author. He brings the character to life. He is also the author of the famous series, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. He is the best at creating riddles. This book is a real page turner. It has just the right amount of action. There are several books inside this book. There are even recommendations at the end for different books! I love it! I loved this book, and I’m sure you will too. You should totally read it. I would recommend being ages 9-12 to read it. But, of course, anyone could read it because it is so amazing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read the book but... i love Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library. I hope this is as good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So... i will tell you people if it is good. Trust me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book at my school it good really really good if you dont like this book then you have no sense in good books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample and it was very dull.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to read this amazing book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The escape from Mr lemoncellos library was a good book so i think this would be good too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has anyone had your parents bully u then u should tell a consler or something.