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Sanderson, Brandon.
New York : Scholastic, 2007
IL 3-6, RL 5.6
ISBN 0439925509
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"So, there I was, tied to an altar made from out-dated encyclopedias, about to get sacrificed to the dark powers by a cult of evil Librarians." Alcatraz Smedry, an orphan, has never been able to stay at any one foster home very long because he breaks things, though not on purpose. This incredible talent just may save the world! On his thirteenth birthday, he receives a bag of sand from his long–lost (dead?) father and a visit from his formerly unknown grandfather. His grandfather explains the importance of the sand and the many pairs of glasses he shares with Alcatraz. The librarians have stolen the special sand and taken it to the grand library where they plan to take over the world. Every once in awhile, Alcatraz will step out of character to address the reader, even when battles are occurring. This is a unique book filled with humor, adventure and EVIL librarians. How can a bungling klutz with a set of crazy eye glasses and his grandfather stop the EVIL Librarians ?  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Librarians -- Fiction.
                        Grandfathers -- Fiction.
                        Clumsiness -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.

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