The author of the Mistborn trilogy and Elantris, Brandon Sanderson is winning abundant praise for this rollicking-and unusual-tale. Alcatraz Smedry can't exactly be described as someone who doesn't break things. In fact, he breaks lots of things. The truth is, he's a major klutz. Breaking things, however, might just be the ace in the hole he needs when he goes up against a cabal of nefarious (gasp!) librarians. "Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one (and then revved up on steroids)."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
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by Brandon Sanderson
"Clumsy is a kind word for Alcatraz Smedry's unfortunate tendency to dissolve the homes of his foster parents. Then he encounters his grandfather, who demonstrates that this fatal klutziness is actually a gift designed to save the world from a cult of evil librarians. Ramon de Ocampo balances the ironic tones of the teen Alcatraz, the dry wit of the world rescuers, the malevolence of the librarians, and the hautiness of time-traveling dinosaurs and other hilarious, baleful critters. De Ocampo's straightforward narration of the most absurd of tales works splendidly. The book's foreword claims that this book will be published as a work of fantasy in librarian-controlled nations such as the United States--but is really a biography. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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