The Grimm Legacy by Polly ShulmanThe Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

The Grimm Legacy

byPolly Shulman

Paperback | July 7, 2011

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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.
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 fossil...
Title:The Grimm LegacyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.81 × 5.13 × 0.83 inPublished:July 7, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142419044

ISBN - 13:9780142419045

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! This is a great book, both fun and magical! A unique idea combined with classic Grimm fairy tale elements and some wonderful characters makes for an awesome story
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing It is amazing but compared to well's bequest, I enjoyed this just a bit less
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This book is very enticing and magical, I love it.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I stumbled on this book when I typed Grimm in, trying to find a book based on the TV show. I didn't find it, but I found this, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I started to read it, and couldn't put it down. The characters are fantastic, and I wish there was an actual place like the New York Circulating Material Repository, even without the magical objects. I know there's a second book in the same sitting already out, and I can only hope that this is only the beginning of a very long series of adventures.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I love this book
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moody Teenager review So, Elizabeth's life Her widowed father has remarriedand with that she has gained two step-sisters in college. Meaning, her dad can't afford to pay for her ballet classes and she had to move to a new school. Boo. Then, on one magical day her history teacher refers her to a job at an unusual library. Elizabeth gets the job and finds out that the unusual library is actually a lending library of objects, not books. Upon arriving, Elizabeth notices that people there are very secretive, always reffering to The Grimm collection (dun-dun-dunnnnn). Turns out the Grimm collection is 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. When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth embarks on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before she can be accused of the crime—or captured by the thief. I repeat, dun dun duuunnnnnnnnnn. I'll be blunt about this book. I loved it! It's a charming book about a young high school girl who learns about classic stories, friendship and even a bit of love. I never realised there were so many Grimm brother stories so it was definatly dare I say educational. While reading the book you never realize who the thief actually is! Ms Shulman has created a fantastic story that I'm definetly in love with. I'd have no problem re-reading this book again. It's very unique (since it dosen't really have anything to do with vampires) and the main character, Elizabeth is relateable. She's definetly very likeable, you know that character in books who is tottally simple and easy to read about and who dosen't make those stupid mistakes that so many characters do? Yeap, that's Elizabeth. A great character! And honestly...I just realllly loved the book! It was a fun adventurous read that had a bunch of quirky jokes. Very enjoyable, very simple. A light read. And I remember finishing up the book and thinking Man...this would be a great Tv show. I really hope there's gunna be a sequel because the whole story was very captavating. It was so cute, since there were a little flakes of romance sewn into the story. I can't really go into detail but...the book was awesome. P.S the book is set to be published later in the summer, and the book will either be named The Grimm Collection, or the Grimm legacy. Check out Ms Polly Shulman's website here! And you can preorder the book here and trust me, it's well worth it! Vimala Jeevahandam at the Penguin Group in Canada for letting me review the book! This review was by
Date published: 2010-06-21

Editorial Reviews

"A richly imagined adventure with easy appeal for Harry Potter fans." - Booklist