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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jen Swann Downey Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Ninja Librarians Series Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781520003726
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Shelve this book under “D” for dangerous. (Also daring, dramatic, dashing, daft, and dazzling!)

After stumbling upon the secret society of time-traveling ninja librarians, Dorrie has finally joined Petrarch’s Library as an apprentice! One day, she’ll actually go on missions to rescue people whose words have gotten them into trouble. For now she’s taking some interesting classes:

  • First and Last Aid: When Nobody Else Is Coming
  • Spears, Axes, and Cats: Throwing Objects with Precision and Flair
  • Codes, Invisible Inks, and Smoke Signals: Keeping Secrets 101

But on a training mission to 1912 England, Dorrie finds herself dangerously close to a member of the Stronghold, the Library’s biggest enemy. This is her opportunity! Dorrie can spy on the enemy, find the missing key—and become a real Lybrarian!

But if she makes a mistake, Dorrie could lead their enemy right to the very place she’s trying to save—and everyone she cares about.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Downey pitches her twelve-year-old white protagonist into a nonstop series of mad scrambles…Never a dull moment in this lybrary school!”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A multitude of places, historical figures, and surprises are woven seamlessly, so that each part comes together in a satisfying, action-filled conclusion. Dorrie trusts her instincts and intellect, which get her into and out of trouble and make her a character worth rooting for…The dialogue, especially Marcus’, is snappy, and the plot moves without pause, making this a fun, charming read.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Kudos to the author and Laural Merlington for creating these feisty librarians who take a strong stand for freedom of expression…Merlington ratchets up her delivery as twelve-year-old twins Dorrie and Marcus Barnes visit Petrarch’s Library in which resides a secret society of time-traveling librarians…Listeners will enjoy their spirited adventures as well as mini-biographies and history lessons. (The funniest is Dorrie’s meeting 1912 suffragists and learning that all their views, even ones she disagrees with, must be defended.) Audio is the perfect format for this story with its swift changes in time and place.”


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About the Author

Jen Swann Downey’s nonfiction pieces have appeared in New York Magazine, the Washington Post, Women’s Day, and other publications. She has never visited a library in which she didn’t want to spend the night.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit and a winner of multiple Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.