The Library of Ever
The Library of Ever is an instant classic for middle grade readers and booklovers everywhere—an adventure across time and space, as a young girl becomes a warrior for the forces of knowledge.
With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored—until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contai...more
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Well, you’ve read the synopsis. You know it’s a fantastical adventure about a precocious girl named Lenora that takes place in a library.
But it’s SO. MUCH. MORE. It’s about knowledge vs. ignorance and darkness vs. light and reminds me so much of those great middle grade classics like A Wrinkle in Time and Harry Potter. I can only pray that we hear more from Lenora and her continued quest to keep the light in the world. I will, without ...more
Lenora is ignored by her wealthy parents and her nanny, but this comes in useful sometimes--like at the library. She makes her escape to the children's section where she confronts a man in a bowler hat who is trying to tell a young boy that books on science are too advanced for him. ...more
PS. I am a librarian, so my review could be somewhat biased.
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Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Release date: 4/30/19
THE LIBRARY OF EVER By Zeno Alexander
This story is a librarian and book lover’s dream! A young girl, Lenora, with aspirations of becoming a librarian, is employed in a magical library. She swears to answer any question, no matter the challenge and so begins a wild adventure involving ...more
The Library of Ever is unlike any middle grade book I’ve read. It’s a creative adventure story centered around the importance of knowledge.
I cheered for Lenora, the clever main character, as she traveled through the most incredible and humongous library in the world, battling the Forces of Darkness who discourage children from asking questions. The theme in this book, “Knowledge ...more
Thank you to the @KidLitExchange network and the publisher for the advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
The Library of Ever is a delightful middle grades adventure fantasy novel about the importance of and love for books and knowledge. Lenora is the daughter of very wealthy parents who seem to have no time for her and leave her with an inattentive nanny. The nanny takes Lenora to the library, hoping to make a quick stop, and Lenora manages to sneak away fro ...more
That said, this is exactly the kind of book I would have absolutely adored as a child, and I still loved it as an adult!
Lenora is bored, bored, bored - stuck with a dull and inattentive nanny while her parents are off traveling and probably having all kinds of adventures without her. She spends all day every day being dragged from place to place as the nanny runs errands and visits all k ...more
Eleven-year-old Lenora escapes from her inattentive nanny through a secret portal at an arch in her local library and lands in the Library of Ever. This vast and most impressive of libraries extends through all of time –historical, present, and future– and exists as a space to seek and find facts and knowledge. Lenora is immediately con ...more
A brilliantly imaginative story combining history, science, and the importance of knowledge into a children’s adventure story centered around the most impressive, awesome, majestic, humongous library of all time.
Lenora — our eleven-year old heroine — escapes from her (luckily) inattentive n ...more
There are so many wonderful lessons that a reader can learn from this book. As a librarian I love the messages that are present in this book. I love how the author creates such a wonderful world inside the library full of amazing experiences, lessons, and imagination. I feel ...more
Join Lenora in the Library of Ever in her quest to become a librarian, help patrons, and discover more about herself and everything else!
When Lenora's parents leave her with a nanny to travel the globe, book loving Lenora is frustrated with the adults who dictate her life. When at the library (so her nanny can get a book for the sole purpose of impressing someone), Lenora stumbles into the Library of Ever and is hired as a fourth ...more
Do you ever get bored and hope for adventure? Well, that is exactly what Lenora is facing. Her parents are off traveling the globe and they have left Lenora with a nanny. Lenora is so bored doing everything that the nanny wants to do, but when she has to stop off a the library, Lenora is thrilled. She sneaks away from the nanny so that she can go to the children's section. On the way she gets lost and ends up in a part of the library where she does not belong. This part of the ...more
We meet Lenora during her summer break, after her well-to-do, business-minded parents have left on a trip to Europe, leaving Lenora with an inattentive nanny. Lenora is stuck going around town everywhere the nanny wants to go, and is terribly bored. But when the nanny stops at the library, things get ...more
This is such a fun story full of wonderfully imaginative scenes and unique adventures. I adored Lenora. A young girl in love with the library and all of the knowledge that can be discovered amongst stories and books. She stumbles into a secret portal and finds herself in the Library of Ever where she quickly gets tasks as a “fourth assistan ...more
A fun young middle grade fantasy novel. Loved curious and insightful Lenora, always taking notes of her discoveries and questions. The trials/adventures she goes on are quickly resolved (1-2 chapters). This would work for bedtime or classroom reading. Don't expect this to be at the Percy Jackson-level of intricacy. To me this felt like more of an introduction to fantasy fo ...more
Lenora, age 11, is bored out of her mind! Her wealthy parents are off on a world-wide cruise and Lenora is stuck with her inattentive nanny. While off doing errands (BORING!), they stop at the library. Lenora ditches her nanny and soon discovers a mysterious archway which leads to an enormous and wondrous library. The library has every book ever written in every culture. Lenora convinces Malachi, the C ...more