The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein

The premise of this book is so clever! What if the books you read came to life? What adventures would unfold?

My 11-year-old and I read this book together and loved it. Read more about our thoughts on this book in this blog post.


Chris Grabenstein, author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of the I Funny series with James Patterson, celebrates the power of imagination with this action-packed adventure 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? Look for brand-new BONUS material in the paperback, including a GALLERY of literary characters, a discussion guide, a behind-the-scenes look at Chris’s process, and more!

“A wonderful tale. . . . A complete original.” —James Patterson

“Effortlessly readable and a whole lot of fun.” —Booklist

“A science-based variation on the theme of fictional characters being brought to life. [A] satisfying read.” —Publishers Weekly


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