The Grimm Legacy

The Grimm Legacy 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 re

  • Title: The Grimm Legacy
  • Author: Polly Shulman
  • ISBN: 9780142419045
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 othElizabeth 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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    • Polly Shulman

      Polly Shulman has edited and written articles about books, infinity, edible jellyfish, planets, circuses, and many other subjects for the New York Times, Science, Salon, and many other publications She is an alumna of Yale, where she majored in math She puts cayenne pepper in her chocolate cookies and reads forgotten books with frontispieces In high school she worked as a page at the New York Public Library s main branch, where the librarians trusted her with the key to the special materials storage cage She lives in New York City with her husband.

    167 thoughts on “The Grimm Legacy

    • I really wanted to love this book, very attractive premise. But I found the writing surprisingly unpolished - like they skipped all the editorial passes and went straight to production. The characters, flat to begin with, became increasing frustrating, making stupid choices clearly only to twist the plot into a more hackneyed shape. The pacing was odd as well in the second half of the book, where the action scenes felt rushed and more ambient interludes were emphasized. I wanted this book to be [...]

    • Ms.Shulman totally gets fairy tale readers. When I finised this book I thought;Now why didn't I think of that? Elizabeth at the moment is friendless. Her best friend has moved to California and she is still trying to get accustomed to her new home situation, new stepmother and two step-sisters who thankfully are at a college now. Things start to shift when Elizabeth decides to do her paper in history over the Grimm fairy tales. Elizabeth's history teacher gives her a recommendation to work at a [...]

    • I can't resist books like this. The thought of a library that has magical objects you can actually borrow is amazing. I've always liked Fairytales (though probably not as much as Elizabeth) so the title is what really caught my attention. We find Elizabeth in a rut. She has no friends at her new school, and all she does at home is chores and homework. So when she is given the opportunity for a job after school at an unusual library she takes it with optimism. And this new job of hers leads Eliza [...]

    • I was pretty sure I'd go 4 stars on this one, but finally had to go 3. I mean I know it's a YA book, I know that the protagonists are young but there's something that when it shows up in a read that simply drives me crazyHave you ever seen that TV commercial where the voice over says: "When you're in a horror movie you make really bad decisions". The people are arguing about "what to do". Should they "hide in the attic, hide in the cellar??? Then one if them says, "why can't we get in the runnin [...]

    • Such a cool idea! There's a repository, half-museum, half-library, where you can check out everything from Marie Antoinette's wig to the shoes belonging to the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Special students are referred by their teachers to be pages at the repository, and there the fun begins. Sort of. I had a hard time getting into this book because, even though it was in first person, I didn't really connect with Elizabeth (the main character). We aren't privy to a lot of her thoughts and feeling [...]

    • I really liked Enthusiasm and was so pleased to get an ARC of Ms. Shulman's next book. It exceeded my expectations: there's humor, some romance, fairy tales and folklore, Acts of Bravery and - best of all - librarians. (seriously. librarians.)Elizabeth is a semi-Cinderella (wicked stepsisters are in college, and they're really more annoying than wicked), doing chores and trying to fit in at her new school. When the opportunity arises for her to work as a page at the New-York Circulating Material [...]

    • This is a very original and magical story. I have always loved fairy tales of all kinds and I don't think I'll ever grow out of it. Maybe it's a girl thing. Either way I don't care because I had so much fun reading this book. Yes, I felt that I literally had fun.Quick Overview: Elizabeth Rew hasn't been doing too hot lately. Her best friend has moved away, and she hasn't made any friends at her new school. Things seem to be finally going in the right direction though. After a referral from her s [...]

    • There is something rather grand about finding a new, good book to read. And it is always disappointing to discover that the new, good book isn't all that good. "The Grimm Legacy", by Polly Shulman, was wonderfully writen, for the most part. The dialogue was weak in a few areas, and the plot was too slow in some spots and too fast in others, but these issues were easily forgotten as I continued reading. But, as is inevitable in "modern" teen lit, the author decided that her charming story couldn' [...]

    • El legado de los Grimm es una novela que me entretuvo un montón por lo curioso del archivo donde trabajan los personajes, todo el asunto de los objetos de los hermanos Grimm me encantó y me lo pasé pipa descubriendo cada uno y viendo como los personajes se metían en líos al utilizarlos. Una novela divertida, amena y muy curiosa pero que tira más al middle grade que al young adultvidasecretadeloslibross

    • Right from the start, it was extremely easy to get lost in the pages of The Grimm Legacy. The world that Shulman has created is so realistic and vivid that it’s not hard to imagine the New York Circulating Material Repository, a building that looks like a normal Manhattan brownstone on the outside but is actually much bigger on the inside, having expanded into the neighbouring properties. I especially love the fact that Shulman began each chapter of the book with a Repository object that would [...]

    • So much fun! I adored Enthusiasm and have been waiting for Polly Shulman's second book ever since. Once again we have a charming high school girl learning about love and friendship in the context of classic stories, but this time the stories are folk tales. Elizabeth Rew is having a rough year. Her widowed father has remarried and, with two stepdaughters in college, he can no longer afford the tuition for her old school or for her ballet classes. Her best friend has moved to California and Eliza [...]

    • Up until a minute ago this was marked as Never finished, but I decided to give it another try. Lets see how that goes.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is going back to Never Finished

    • This book was in no way a "bad" book, but it wasn't altogether great either. At times I really thought I liked it, and then there were others when it fell to "okay." Overall I would give it about a 2.7 stars because at times I was intrigued.If I had to give this book a one word description I would say cheesy. I could think of others as well, but right now "cheesy" comes to mind. The book is about a girl named Elizabeth who writes a paper over the Brothers Grimm and is recommended a job at a rath [...]

    • What to say about The Grimm Legacy? It was strange, but in a very good way. Elizabeth gets a job in a sort of rotating library for objects instead of books. People borrow things and bring them back later. It can be something as trivial as a lamp, but then there are the special collections. Especially The Grimm Collection catches Elizabeth’s eye, but it’s not until everyone trusts her that she learns about the true magic of these objects. There’s a flying carpet, tables that set themselves, [...]

    • 3 stars and a halfElizabeth’s life isn’t really awesome lately, after her mother passed away, she couldn’t attend the school she wanted or keep her ballet lessons (her step-sisters college fees) and to make things worse, her best friend moved to California. When she got her after-school job in the New York Circulating Material repository, she was expecting books, but, this was no ordinary library. The place was huge, with its stacks and dungeons, and filled to the rim with magic, especiall [...]

    • This is book #1 of a trilogy. I've been reading tween and young adult a bit more lately because of my 8 yr old son, who has a voracious appetite for reading like I do. I can barely keep up with him. I want to see what the kid world of reading has to offer out there, and I have to say, overall I'm disappointed. Maybe I'm spoiled after reading Harry Potter, but I just don't feel like these authors give the kids enough credit. I'm pretty sure they can handle more depth. That being said, this was a [...]

    • Elizabeth Rew is about to find out how magical libraries really can be. After completing a research paper on the fairy tales of the Grimm brothers, Mr. Mauskopf, her social studies teacher, recommends her for a position at unique library. The New-York Circulating Material Repository is a library that specializes in realia, or objects of interest, rather than books. What is really interesting is that these objects are not just regular every-day ones, but important historical objects. She arrives [...]

    • “The Grimm Legacy” is Polly Shulman’s first novel. I enjoyed it immensely and would consider reading it to a Year 6 class; I would certainly recommend it to confident Year 6 readers, both boys and girls. Elizabeth is the main character in the novel. She is unhappy at home with her new step-mum and sisters, and finds refuge in the job which is offered her at the library. She is recommended for the job by her Social Studies teacher, Mr Mauskopf. Very quickly it becomes apparent that this is [...]

    • I tried two times to read this book and got about halfway through it the second time before I gave up. I really, really wanted to like it. The premise was fascinating: an enchanted library collection, and not of books, but objects--objects from famous fairy tales? It sounded like a perfect blend of reality and fantasy. But try as I might, I couldn't get into it. In part, I think, because it had a lot less to do with the Grimm fairy tales than I thought it would, I think. But mostly, the characte [...]

    • I loved the concept of this book: What if there were libraries that lent out magical objects instead of books? The New York Circulating Material Repository is one such place. It's home of the Grimm Collection, which includes - you guessed it - magical items from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. So the idea was pretty appealing, especially to a librarian. BUT the execution was abysmal. I felt as though the story needed to percolate for a few more years before it was put on paper. Toward the [...]

    • Interesting concept, and it's great to read a children's book that isn't completely whitewashed - even if it wasn't done perfectly it's still a step in the right direction. It simply read too much like a set-up for a series, so the abrupt ending and odd structuring made no sense with the realisation that these characters were never going to appear again.

    • The Grimm Legacy was a disappointment. Polly Shulman is a decent writer (Enthusiasm, her previous book, was a cute piece of Austen-inspired YA fluff), and the idea that not only do relics from fairy tales exist but also that they are kept in a special lending library sounded amazing. Unfortunately, unlike the artifacts, The Grimm Legacy has no magic in its soul.Elizabeth, a Cinderella-esque teen who finds herself alone in a new school, is recommended for a page post at the New York Circulating M [...]

    • As a library employee AND an afficionado of fairy tales, this book captured my attention from the very blurb. It is the story of a young woman in New York City who goes to work for a lending library of objects, including some quite magical items from fairy tale lore. The Grimm Collection especially intrigues Elizabeth (as it would me), and she eagerly awaits the day when she can explore the collection. But all is not as it seems at the library. Magical objects are going missing, and Elizabeth ne [...]

    • Empecé este libro porque soy una apasionada de los cuentos de hadas, y me encanta ver como los retuercen para que cuadren en argumentos varios. La palabra Grimm en un libro ejerce un efecto magnético sobre mí.Por desgracia, el libro no ha sido todo lo que esperaba, los personajes han sido bastante estereotipados (la Cenicienta, el borde, el atleta egoísta y la doña perfecta egoísta que se junta con el atleta egoísta en contra de la opinión de su familia). El argumento ha tardado lo suyo [...]

    • Elizabeth works in a magical library and solves a mystery. Overall, I found this book to be oddly amateurish - the dialogue, the background, and the plot seemed unrefined and kind of lumpy. It reminded me a lot of Connie Willis's Blackout; in both, amazing power was inexplicably given to very incompetent people, who then used it in unforgivably stupid ways. I understand this is a teen book, and as such you want to see teens as lead characters who get access to the magical objects. Just make it m [...]

    • El legado de los Grimm, ha sido una muy buena lectura. Ha conseguido llevarme a un mundo totalmente mágico, que me ha hecho disfrutar y mantenerme en vilo queriendo seguir leyendo. Polly shulman ha creado un mundo especial, con unos personajes reales que os harán disfrutar, reír y vivir junto a ellos una aventura fascinante rodeada de la magia de los cuentos de antes.Reseña completa -> thewordsofbooks.e

    • La mejor novela juvenil que he leído en mucho tiempo. Muy ágil, con muchos toques de humor, rescata los clásicos cuentos infantiles y traslada algunos de sus elementos a un almacén de objetos curiosos donde la magia campa a sus anchas. Espero que la película de animación que está rodando DreamWorks esté a la altura. Ah, y lo mejor de todo, al menos para mí, es que es una historia cerrada, sin secuelas ni precuelas, algo que pocos autores que escriben para adolescentes saben hacer.

    • I loved the premise and liked the heroine, but the plotting didn't really live up to them. It was entertaining, though, and I'll read her next book.

    • FINAL VERDICT : NOT BAD 2.0If I could compare this book to a famous person, I would say this book is like Mo Farah. Yes, guys, this dude is definitely a Mo Farah when he was competing in the 10,000m run. (I am digressing but have u seen how Mo Farah runs? A protip from me, search professor Google and it will have all the answers you need #lols #nothelpful #ikr)The story started at a turtle's pace but once it hits a certain mark, BAM!!! Boy oh boy, are you in for a wild ride!!So let me share with [...]

    • 4 stars.This was a really cute, quick read. I loved the idea of the repository and having magical items in it. The characters were likable and easy to relate to. I liked the story line and never got bored reading it. I would definitely keep reading this series!

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