The most fearsome book in the Library of Doom contains a single sentence, but if it is read, the reader will vanish into nothingness. The book is now loose in a small town, lying on the floor of a school bus, where anyone can find it and open its cover. The only hero who can handle the World's Shortest Story is the one with a very special ability . . . the Blind Librarian. This gripping mystery is followed up with discussion questions, writing prompts, and a glossary.
Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.