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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

Critic Reviews

"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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  • Cyrus_likesfrogs
  • 17-12-17

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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  • Doc Johnson
  • 18-02-21

A ride to cherish remember and wait for the games

Mr. Lemoncello is the person would wish was real with the eccentric personality and all. I listen to the books and get swept away in the learning and adventure and look at my boys and think I pray I can make their childhood this amazing. Chris, if you don't make these games your going to force me to make them....please don't make me do it.

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  • mwhit63
  • 17-08-20

Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race

The voice is ok. The performance is ok. The story is great I give this 4 stars

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  • Sim Young Joo
  • 01-03-20

good book I recommend this book!

the narrator was very good! I really recommend this book to audible user it was the best book I've ever read.

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  • MiSox
  • 06-01-20

Charming!

What a fun way to approach the need to research, the ways to do so, and the importance of working with people with differing approaches. Our family really enjoyed this story!

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  • D.R.B.
  • 02-12-19

A kids favorite

My kids love listening to the Lemoncello series. It keeps them engaged, have them guessing what going to happen next and introduces them to books they haven't heard of and have them looking in the library for different ones. They also like the corny puns.

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  • TwainPane
  • 13-06-19

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
  • 19-04-19

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
  • 13-06-18

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
  • 17-04-18

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!