Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library #6

Hello Seahorses and Dragons!

Here are some questions and activities for Chapters 43 – 49 of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.
If you choose to answer the questions, or do any of the activities, I would love to see the results of your hard work! Also, feel free to contact me with any questions.
You can email me ( or post a picture of your book project(s) on the ODE Facebook page. Have fun!

Questions for Chapters 43 – 49:

Chapter 43:
When does Sierra think they will get their last big clue? Why?

Chapter 44:
What happens to Andrew because he broke into Team Kyle’s meeting room? Do you think this was fair? Explain.
Do you think Charles should have been asked to leave the game, too? Why or why not?

Chapter 45:
Do you think Charles made a good decision to be his own solo team? Why or why not?
Who is the only person who knows where the secret exit is? Were you surprised by this?

Chapter 46:
Do you think Charles is getting close to figuring out the rebus clue? (see p. 236-237)
What do you think Clue #12 means?

Chapter 47:
Can you make any sense of the books and authors listed on the back of the library cards? What do you think they might mean?

Chapter 48:
Dr. Zinchenko has Mr. Lemoncello wear a specific outfit for the finale (p.244). Based on the clues we know so far, do you think the outfit is a hint?
Who takes an Extreme Challenge? Do you think he will succeed? Why or why not?

Chapter 49:
1. Which “expert” does Charles want to contact? What is the expert’s job?


In Chapter 43 – 45, the two teams take on/lose members. Why do you think Hayley decided to switch teams? (There are probably many things that happened that led Hayley to this decision – try to come up with at least two.)


Book Activity options:

Book Cover –
Author Chris Grabenstein has new cover art for his Mr. Lemoncello book series. If you were going to design a cover for Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, what would you include? Many people choose to read a book based on what the cover looks like. What would you add to inspire someone to buy this book or check it out from the library?


Author Video –
Chris Grabenstein has a video on his website called “Inside Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”. In the video, Chris talks about what/who gave him the idea for this story, and who inspired his characters. Included in the explanation of how Mr. Lemoncello got his name is an interesting story about Chris’ grandmother who was a refugee from Greece, and his mother who wanted to read every book in her hometown library.
There is a section of the video about the movie that was created from the book (from time marker 5:30-8:50) that you can probably skip. I watched the movie a few months ago and was very disappointed. If the video gets too long for you, you can also skip the section where he talks about the other books in the series, or watch that part later (time marker 15:15 – 17:15). Be sure to watch the end, though, where you get a tour of Chris’s office/writing space. He talks about his writing process – he gives great advice for people who want to be writers!
Here’s a link to the video:


Need an idea? Go for a walk!
Chris Grabenstein says he often gets his best ideas when he’s taking a walk. So, take a walk – look and listen to what is around you. See if you get inspiration for a new story, game, or project!