The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Fun and entertaining, The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox is a fast-paced lightweight fantasy-adventure that won’t let you skim through pages or be bored at any moment.


I had watched Noah Wyle’s TV films of The librarians as I was a fan of Indiana Jones and my husband suggested those three tv movies close to the underlying theme of a fun hero looking for magical artifacts. I had no idea about the TV series before I bumped into a discussion in one Facebook forum this year. Luckily, the book was available for request on Netgalley and the publishers were kind enough to approve a read.


The humor and pace are set early in the novel and don’t undergo any major alteration throughout the rest. The multiple POV narrative structure with specific quests and puzzles gives the book a game like feel which I rather enjoy. Additionally, this book has a healthy dose of adorable quirkiness. The language and writing style is hearty and fun and meant for any age group (my opinion).


Here is something from the early part of the story to give you an idea of the general tone of the book (quote from ARCs may not match the published copy):


Provoked, the Boar wheeled about and ran at Baird, who suddenly had profoundly mixed feelings about capturing its attention…

…Not wanting to call things too close, she lobbed the idol back over to Stone, who caught it with a greater degree of hand-eye coordination than you might expect from somebody with so many PhDs to his credit.



A book based on something that has already been on TV is like walking backward wth a video camera. Chances are, the scenes of special effects won’t be as visual or exciting enough. Greg Cox did a fantastic job in reducing my fears within the first few pages of the book.


I have an old copy of the Mother Goose rhymes (shopped in that little old bookstore after my daughter was born) so it helped. If you don’t have an image of a scarf-wearing goose humming children’s rhymes inside your head, no sweat. Just google.


My recommendation


Four Bohostars for a delightful read.

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The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase Book Cover

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase

The Librarians #2

Greg Cox

Fiction, fantasy

Tor Books

April 25, 2017




An original novel based on the hit television show, The Librarians by New York Times bestselling author, Greg Cox. For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil. 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 Fynn 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.


  1. Hob The Goblin

    The Title made me think you were reviewing kids books now but it looks interesting. I liked that Librarians tv show as well. I might have to pick this up if I ever have a break in my schedule

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