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The Grimm Legacy

Shulman, Polly (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Grimm Legacy
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New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.
Authors: Shulman, Polly
Title: The Grimm Legacy
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010.
Characteristics: 325 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Summary: New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.
ISBN: 0399250964
9780399250965
9780142419045
Statement of Responsibility: Polly Shulman
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Fiction. Libraries Fiction. Adventure and adventurers Fiction. Fairy tales Fiction. Folklore Fiction. Magic Fiction. Kinder- und Hausmärchen Fiction.
Topical Term: Libraries
Adventure and adventurers
Fairy tales
Folklore
Magic
LCCN: 2009028919
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Aug 19, 2014
  • MissNatalie_ rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I read this book hoping to add to my list of older-elementary recommended reads. And although it certainly fits that category and I would recommend it to to a fantasy lover, it falls short of greatness. The characters are great but, there is untapped potential here. The Grimm artifacts and historical background could be highlighted a little more. The mystery at the center of the story is not such a huge mystery after all. The endgame of the villain is not as sinister as one might think considering the power of the Grimm objects. Overall, smooth entertaining read that leaves you hoping for just a little more.

Aug 01, 2014
  • Jasmeet123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

look really really good want to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 01, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

goooooood book too read

Aug 01, 2014
  • Seema0541 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pretty good book

Mysterious and breath-taking! This is the type of book that grabs your attention and won't let go. Though I felt like it needed a bit more of adventure. I think the end didn't really make sense. I would enjoy a sequel!

Jul 14, 2014
  • chaysim rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nice idea and plot, but not clean enough that I feel I could recommend to any kids I know.

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!! A must-read!!!

May 16, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this story!!! I wish all libraries had rooms and objects like these in them! Thankfully, there are great and magical books to take us to libraries like these!

Mar 11, 2014
  • NVDPL Children's Librarians rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you like watching Once Upon a Time, you'll like this. If only my library had a collection of magical objects! (and used pneumatic tubes...)

Mar 01, 2014
  • annt1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 21, 2013
  • black_hornet_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_hornet_0 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Apr 28, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 27, 2011
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Dec 17, 2012
  • alangone rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Lonely teenager and avid Grimm Fairy Tale enthusiast, Elizabeth, finds herself working at a special object repository-- library-- along with several other teens, including one of the coolest kids at school. The library has a mysterious and magical collection of Grimm Fairy Tale items that are being stolen and may be used for dark purposes. For me, the book started well and Schulman definitely paints a great physical setting -- NYC, the library and the different rooms, the gothic feel, etc. but the characters are the usual teen things-- and the story does not have enough to do with Grimm fairy tales to hold my interest-- while i thought Elizabeth had promise, the others were typical teen types-- and as for elizabeth, i found my self wondering how she went from hating to loving one teen and why she was attracted to him in the first place. started with promise but i lost intersest-- still, i am an adult and i will see if i have a 5th grader who might like it-- and , perhaps, give me a better perspective of what is appealing about it. Althought the premise was clever and the beginning had promise, i found myself disappointed and fought to finish it. Ah well -- you can't llike everything.

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Aug 01, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I LIKE HIS BOOK

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