The Grimm Legacy

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Penguin, Jul 8, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
Elizabeth has just started working as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository - a lending library of objects, contemporary and historical, common and obscure. And secret, too - for in the repository's basement lies the Grimm Collection, a room of magical items straight from the Grimm Brother's fairy tales. But the magic mirrors and seven-league boots and other items are starting to disappear. And before she knows it, she and her fellow pages - handsome Marc, perfect Anjali, and brooding Aaron - are suddenly caught up in an exciting, and dangerous, magical adventure.

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I love fairy tales and was thrilled when I found a copy of The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman at the book fair at school. I was drawn to the cover because it looks magical and whimsical. The tree looks ... Read full review

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I checked this book out from my local library. I really enjoyed this fantastical book about a teen stumbling into the greatest part time job EVER! She gets to work in a library of things; a material ... Read full review

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I receive a gift and a summons
The NewYork Circulating Material Repository
A suspicious page
I meet the Beast Marc Merritt acts squirrelly
Peculiar patrons and boots that dont work
The Grimm Collection
A disagreement with a mirror
A multiplechoice test and a binder clip
I lose my
A basketball game
Anjali vanishes
Marc makes a deal
Embarrassing reflections
The shrink
The Golden

The Preservation Room
A mysterious menace
A feather and a
An invisible armchair
I lose a thumbwrestling match
A forfeit
A princess collector
Andre to the rescue
The Garden of Seasons
The willpower of a librarian
A carpet ride

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About the author (2010)

Polly Shulman has written about edible jellyfish, Egyptian tombs, infinity, blind dates, books, brains, centenarians, circuses, and cinematic versions of Jane Austen novels, for The New York Times, Discover, Newsday, Salon, Slate, Scientific American, Archaeology, and The Village Voice, among others. She edits news stories about fossils, meteors, the ocean, the weather, and the planets for Science magazine. She collects Victorian jewelry made of human hair, puts cayenne pepper in her chocolate cookies, and reads forgotten books with frontispieces.

She is an alumna of Hunter College High School, Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, and Yale University, where she majored in math. She has never dared to crash a dance, but in tenth grade she did write a proof for math class in the form of a sonnet. She grew up in New York City, where she lives with her husband, Andrew Nahem, and their parakeet, Olive.

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