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. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2011
CS ISBN 9781461808268 $66.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781461808251 $66.75 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4618-2003-1 $49.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781461849841 $29.99
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