Who will save the world’s books from peril? None other than Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian!
When Dr. Glockenspiel escapes from his cell in the Depository for the Criminally Naughty, not even the “best secret agents” can stop his plot to destroy every book with his “army of giant moths.” The world needs a hero who “loves books so much that she would risk her life to save them.” With her crafty disguises and unrivaled knowledge of titles for every reader, purple-haired Lyric McKerrigan sneaks past the defenses in Dr. Glockenspiel’s Arctic-iceberg lair, frees the secret agents, and turns the evil plot on its head. The comic-book format and the vibrant colors that fill every page match the high-energy tone and dramatic flair of the text. Brosgol packs the illustrations with amusing details that add something new to discover with every reading. Lyric soars into action on a book-shaped parachute and passes out such titles as If You Give a Mouse a Contract and How to Win Friends & Influence Henchmen. In the background, on a security-camera screen, a henchman picks his nose. While Lyric, the henchmen, and Dr. Glockenspiel are white, the secret agents, Arctic lair security guard, and concerned citizens depict a more racially diverse world.
An exciting escapade with an unlikely hero and a not-so-secret message about the power of books. (Picture book. 4-7)