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The Island of Dr. Libris

The Island of Dr. Libris

Fall 2015 Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780385388443
Hardcover Price: $16.99

12 year old Billy Gillfoyle is spending the summer with his mom in a lakeside cabin with no TV, no Xbox and no internet. His TV-commercial writing dad is staying at home (folks not getting along too well) and his mom is working on her PhD in math. Billy will have to amuse himself.

What if all your favorite book characters came to life? Really came to life, not just through a half-baked AR iPhone app. What if Robin Hood, Tom Sawyer, Hercules and an entire cast somehow emerged from the books Billy and his new summer buddy Walter were reading? And talked and swash-buckled and tempted them with time travel and casting spells?

That's exactly what happens in this clever begging-to-be-read fun-filled romp on the Island of Dr. Libris.

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