Monday, July 16, 2012

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

What if all of those magical items in the Grimm fairy tales existed and actually still worked?  What if there were a circulating material repository that kept all of these wondrous things and much more?  And what if you were a high school girl who had helped a fairy godmother without knowing it and then suddenly been offered a job as a page at the repository?  This is the story told in The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman.

Things are going oddly at the repository.  Some items have been stolen.  Others have mysteriously lost their magic.  And four teens - two boys and two girls - have to solve the disappearances, the dissipating magic, and sort through their relationships, all at the same time.  To make it even more fun, they are being followed by an odd man and a gigantic bird.  Throw in a high school teacher who used to work at the repository and his wonder dog Griffin and things get entertaining.

When the repository director and more than one of the pages go missing, the others find that time is running out and it become critical for them to get to the bottom of the mysteries surrounding the Grimm Collection.

This is a Young Adult book, but anyone with a love of fairy tales and those who are young at heart will enjoy this story.


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