The Grimm Legacy

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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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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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Jul 8, 2010
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Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
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Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with new cover art. As featured on NBC’s The Today Show, the nine wildly popular books are favorites around the world. They were among the first books to bring a distinctly girl-power spin to fairy tales—a spin taken up by hit movies and shows TV such as Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and Maleficent, the bestselling book series The Land of Stories, and other. New covers will appear on book one, The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives; book two, The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects; and book three, The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child. Books four through nine will be available in revised editions soon. ?
In this first book in the series, orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their recently discovered grandmother, Relda Grimm. The girls learn that they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous tome of fairy tales is actually a history book. The girls are pitted against a giant, who has been rampaging through town. But who set the giant loose in the first place? Was it Mayor Charming (formerly Prince Charming), who has plans to get his kingdom back? The Three Not-So-Little Pigs, now working as police officers? Or a giant-killer named Jack, currently working at a Big & Tall store?
With an irresistible combination of adventure and imagination, the Sisters Grimm series injects classic fairy tales with modern day sensibilities and suspense, creating a fantastical combination readers of all ages will love. 
“Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne’s adventures as much as I did.”
—Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I Know What You Did Last Summer
“Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning the pages.” —R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series
“Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm? What a great concept!” —Jane Yolen, award-winning author
“Terrific, head-spinning series . . . Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters, this tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Enormously entertaining, the book takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights.” —Time Out New York Kids
“An idea that will make other children’s book writers, and tons of aspiring ones, kick themselves for not thinking of it first.” —The San Antonio Express-News
“A page-turner that incorporates humor, tension, suspense and a wild cast of characters, readers will have trouble putting this novel down.” —The Dallas Morning News
“Quirky and reasonable characters, engaging writing, fresh fairy tale references, and a very real fantasy setting.” —The Raleigh News and Observer, “Most Promising New Series”
 “The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers.” —Kliatt, starred review
Au lycée, Susannah est surnommée « Sukie la Bizarre ». Il faut dire qu'elle vient d'emménager dans le manoir de sa grand-tante réputé hanté... et qu'elle est constamment suivie par le fantôme de sa soeur Kitty, décédée des suites d'une maladie. Depuis ce drame, ses parents ont perdu leur emploi ; voilà pourquoi ils se sont installés chez la vieille tante Hepzibah et pourquoi le père de Sukie doit vendre des objets au marché aux puces. Un jour où elle l'aide, un homme étrange aborde la jeune fille : il lui propose 150 dollars pour un vieux balai qui n'est pas à vendre. Quelque temps plus tard, deux jeunes gens ont la même requête : il s'agit d'Elizabeth et Andreas, qui travaillent au Dépôt d'Objets Empruntables de la Ville de New York. Cette extraordinaire bibliothèque n'accueille que des objets ayant un jour marqué l'Histoire ou la littérature. Or, Elizabeth est très intéressée par le manoir où vit Sukie, car il a été le théâtre d'une ancienne légende. Peut-être y reste-t-il des choses qui auraient leur place dans l'annexe Edgar Poe, spécialisée dans les romans fantastiques et d'horreur ? Sukie, intriguée, se renseigne sur cette fameuse légende : elle est extrêmement sombre, et il y est question d'un trésor disparu. Voilà qui pourrait régler les problèmes financiers de la famille... à condition que l'histoire ne soit pas fictive. C'est du moins ce que pense Sukie jusqu'à ce qu'elle pénètre dans le Dépôt et découvre que les merveilles qui y sont entreposées ont les mêmes pouvoirs que dans les romans dont elles sont issus...
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