Alcatraz Smedry is a young boy who is constantly moving from foster home to foster home because he breaks everything he touches. On his thirteenth birthday he receives his inheritance (a box of sand), and a crazy old man comes to take him away. The old man claims that he is Alcatraz’s grandfather and informs him that he is from a long line of well-known and powerful Smedrys, who all have special talents. These talents and other amusing powers are used to battle the Evil Librarians.
Join Alcatraz and his new found friends in defeating the librarians. This book requires a wild imagination, such as imagining dinosaurs who love to read. It also requires a Lemony Snicket sense of humor. It is for readers who love libraries and librarians. However, after reading this book, they may never picture the library in the same way!