The Grimm Legacy, Polly Shulman

Nominated for the 2011 Keystone (Pennsylvania) State Reading Association Young Adult Book Award

A Smithsonian 2010 Notable Book for Children

An American Library Association’s top ten YA fiction books for 2011

Shortlisted for the German Book award "Leserpreis -die besten Buecher" 2010

Selected for the 2011-2012 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List (Vermont State)

Finalist for the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature

Lonely at her new school, 15-year-old Elizabeth takes a job at the New York Circulating Material Repository, hoping to make new friends as well as pocket money.  The Repository is no ordinary library.  It lends out objects rather than books—everything from tea sets and hockey sticks to Marie Antoinette’s everyday wig.  It’s also home to the Grimm Collection, a secret room in the basement.  That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales:  seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White’s stepmother’s sinister mirror that talks in riddles and has a will of it’s own.  When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth and her new friends embark on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before they’re accused of the crime themselves—or the thief captures them. 

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Praise for The Grimm Legacy:

"A fizzy confection  . . . the story buzzes along at a delightful clip." -- New York Times Book Review

“This modern fantasy has intrigue, adventure, and romance . . . Shulman’s prose is fast paced, filled with humor, and peopled with characters who are either true to life or delightfully bizarre. Fans of fairy tales in general and Grimm stories in particular will delight in the author’s frequent literary references, and fantasy lovers will feel very much at home in this tale that pulls out all the stops.” – School Library Journal (starred)

“Captivating magic fills the pages of this exciting new novel from the author of Enthusiasm (2006) . . .  a richly imagined adventure with easy appeal for Harry Potter fans.” – Booklist (starred)

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