Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

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The evil Librarians are coming!

A hero with an incredible talent...for breaking things. A life-or-death mission...to rescue a bag of sand. A fearsome threat from a powerful secret network...the evil Librarians.
Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaster. On his 13th birthday he receives a bag of sand, which is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians plotting to take over the world. The sand will give the Librarians the edge they need to achieve world domination. Alcatraz must stop them!...by infiltrating the local library, armed with nothing but eyeglasses and a talent for klutziness.
 

About Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson is the author of the Mistborn Trilogy and Elantris, which Orson Scott Card called "the finest novel of fantasy to be written in many years." Alcatraz Smedry Versus the Evil Librarians is Brandon's first book for kids. He writes and plays with swords in Provo, Utah.
 
Published October 1, 2007 by Scholastic Press. 320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On his 13th birthday, Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand and burns down his foster mother’s kitchen, beginning his involvement in the struggle between the Free Kingdoms and the world we know, controlled by a conspiracy of Evil Librarians.

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The boy soon discovers his very gnarled family tree—and the reason why he and his relatives are in a battle with the evil librarians of Hushland (aka the United States), who selectively dole out and distort information to keep Hushlanders in the dark about the “real” world.

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In addition to the Alcatraz series, Sanderson also has the Mistborn trilogy (described on his website as “a hybrid fantasy, heist story, kung fu epic”), several standalone books, and he has also been chosen to finish Robert Jordan’s series The Wheel of Time (after Jordan’s death in 2007).

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Alcatraz has to master his occulator lenses (each set does a different magic-ish thing) on the fly and reclaim his inheritance from the evil Librarians.

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I couldn’t help but feel concerned about Alcatraz at this point, but as you read, you’ll see that Alcatraz isn’t worried at all.

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His books well received and selling better than any epic fantasy books have in a long time.

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I especially recommend ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS to fourth- and fifth-grade readers who enjoy peculiar adventures mixed with fantasy and a little sentimental reuniting of loved ones.Reviewed by Patsy Side on November 1, 2008 Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librariansby Brandon Sanderso...

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Fiction Reviews

This volume contains the titles, Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians, Alcatraz versus the Scrivener’s Bones, Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia and Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens.

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