Little Boy Lost (The Librarian, Book 1)
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Wesley Bates thinks his life pretty much sucks. He's landed at the bottom of his school's popularity ladder, and bully Randy Stanford seems to be waiting around every corner.
The troubled teen thinks he's found a way to escape his real-world problems when he stumbles upon strange doorways in Astoria's local library that seem to lead into the extraordinary worlds from all his favorite books. Oz, Neverland, Wonderland -- they're all a reality with Wesley's new discovery. Wesley teams with best friend Taylor Williams to embark on a great adventure, both ready to leave the drama of middle school behind.
But the two kids quickly find themselves embroiled in a centuries-old battle for the library and the magic hiding within. Now, fighting alongside the eccentric old man who's vowed to protect the building's power, the pair must help ward off an attack by a shadowy group with a strange tie to Wesley's nemesis, forcing Wesley to face the fears he's been dodging... and one of the most terrifying bullies of all time!
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moving toward the ladder the Librarian had descend just a few moments before. "Wait!" Douglas said. He came to his feet. "That's just what the decrepit old man wants. He'll own us down there." He was talking though his teeth as he started down the corridor. "We're going after the kids." *** WESLEY OPENED HIS eyes just in time to watch the small sphere of light floating in the air ahead of them wink out and disappear. The kids were standing inside a wooden shack no bigger than a large
"Don't say that about yourself! You're not—" Wesley was quick to cut her off. "Did you see how everyone reacted when Randy won? He got a standing ovation. You'd think he was heavyweight champion of the world. If I won I woulda got laughed off the stage. Tell me I'm wrong." Taylor looked away. "That's what I thought," Wesley smirked. "Stealing my essay was probably the biggest favor Randy Stanford ever did for me." Locke started to leave, but Wesley yelled after him. "Why're you mad? At least
even know she's part of the story." She and Locke looked to Wesley, as if his was the deciding vote. "Is this what you were talking about?" Wesley asked. "Being trapped in a story?" Locke pointed back in the direction from which they'd come. "That girl will wake up to the same pile of wood every morning. It will never change. She'll be working for that old lady forever. Not the rest of her life. Forever. 'Til the world ends." "It's a chance to give them a happy ending, Wes." Wesley shook his
beautiful illustrations that were scattered throughout the tome and the fine craftsmanship that had gone into the book's production. He was only four chapters in but could see Taylor was right: there was cool stuff in the book that wasn't mentioned in the movie at all. But he was a few pages into chapter five when something unfathomable happened. Randy gasped as words in the book began to break apart, floating across the page like the noodles in an alphabet soup. His hands shook. Beads of sweat
Douglas Stanford was his father. But the Librarian's eyes grew as round and as wide as saucers. All at once, the old man began ushering the children down the hallway, long arms scooping up two kids on either side of him. "You children should probably get along. I'm sure your teacher is wondering about you by now." "Wait a minute," Wesley said. The Librarian was already moving back down the corridor. Wesley and Taylor watched him go. Meanwhile, Randy and Caleb didn't really care. Both were