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The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand

ISBN: 9781402287701

By: Jen Swann Downey

Published: 04/01/2014

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Description

Just a little story about your average sword-swinging, karate-chopping, crime-fighting ninja librarians. “[Downey] shows a rare gift for crafting scrambles so madcap that it’s hard to turn the pages fast enough to keep up.” —Kirkus Starred Review

An Overdue Library Book Can Change Your Life. (So Can a Pet Mongoose.)

When Dorrie and her brother Marcus chase Moe—an unusually foul-tempered mongoose—into the janitor's closet of their local library, they make an astonishing discovery: the headquarters of a secret society of ninja librarians.

Their mission: protect those whose words get them into trouble, anywhere in the world and at any time in history.

Petrarch's Library is an amazing, jumbled, time-traveling secret base that can dock anywhere there's trouble, like the Spanish Inquisition, or ancient Greece, or...Passaic, New Jersey. Dorrie would love nothing more than to join the society, fighting injustice with a real sword! But when a traitor surfaces, she and Marcus are prime suspects. Can they clear their names before the only passage back to the twenty-first century closes forever?

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Chapter 1

BOOKS AND SWORDS

Twelve-year-old Dorothea Barnes was thoroughly un-chosen, not particularly deserving, bore no marks of destiny, lacked any sort of criminal genius, a

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“The book’s voice and diverse characters will appeal to many Middle Grade readers hungry for stories about the interaction of kids from different times and places. Teachers will find ...

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Specs

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions
Length: 8.25 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 384 pages

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