The Grimm Legacy

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Penguin, Jul 8, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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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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User Review  - ddbrown201 - LibraryThing

Imagine being able to check out magical items. Wouldn't that be cool! But, what would you leave as a deposit? Your sense of direction? Your sense of humor? How about your first and as of yet unborn child? Crazy to think about and fun to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved this book just as much as I thought I would. Elizabeth takes a job work at the New York Circulating Repository, basically a library that circulates objects in addition to some (very ... Read full review

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Contents

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
Betrayed

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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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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