Book Review: The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase


three stars

Stories can be powerful. In 1719, Elizabeth Goose of Boston Massachusetts published a collection of rhyming spells as a children’s book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one, which remained in the possession of Elizabeth Goose and her family, temporarily averting any potential disaster.

However, strange things are happening, A window washer in San Diego who was blown off his elevated perch by a freak gust of wind, but miraculously survived by landing on a canopy over the building entrance. A woman in rural Pennsylvania who was attacked by mutant rodents without any eyes. And, a college professor in England who somehow found herself trapped inside a prize pumpkin at a local farmer’s market. Baird and her team of Librarians suspect that the magic of Mother Goose is again loose in the world, and with Flynn Carson AWOL once again, it is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.

As much of a fun ride as this book was, it was very obviously a tie-in to the show. Few people could pick this book up and read it without having watched The Librarians. It was worth a read once, but this would have worked much better as an episode, though I get why they chose other things to focus on.

Truthfully, I’m not even sure I would recommend this to Librarians fans as it offered nothing to the main story line. As it was in between seasons/episodes, it was hard to pinpoint exactly when this took place without having rewatched the whole show recently. I’m assuming it took place between season two and three, but I could be wrong, but that’s my point: it didn’t ad anything to the overarching story of magic being free and the Knights or Morgan le Fey or anything.

So, an enjoyable read, but not something I will pick up again.

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