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Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians #1)

Brandon Sanderson, Hayley Lazo (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/28/2011)
Hardcover (2/16/2016)
Hardcover (10/1/2007)
Paperback (8/1/2011)
Compact Disc (10/1/2007)
Mass Market Paperback (11/1/2008)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (11/1/2007)


Now in paperback for the first time, featuring all new covers, the Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians middle-grade series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson.

On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry gets a bag of sand in the mail – his only inheritance from his father and mother. He soon learns that this is no ordinary bag of sand. It is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians who are taking over the world by spreading misinformation and suppressing truth. Alcatraz must stop them, using the only weapon he has: an incredible talent for breaking things.

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is the first book in this action-packed fantasy series for young readers.

Starscape, 9780765378958, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2022

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist and Steelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.

Hayley Lazo is the interior illustrator of the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series by Brandon Sanderson.