The Grimm Legacy

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137 reviews

About this ebook

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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137 reviews
A Google user
August 14, 2012
It was well thought out and devised. The characters were so well described and the novel was so colorful, I felt like the characters were my friends and i was right beside them while it was happening. The setting and the format were brilliant. Huge succsess, I should be hearing a backround applause right now (clapping) Thank you:) Well done Polly Shulman! Well done!
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A Google user
The Grimm Legacy is a very hardcore, magical book that draws you towards the magic. Polly Shulman did a very excellent job casting a spell on her readers. In many ways, The Grimm Legacy relates to many fairy tales. It was very accessible for me to visualize every bit of those words into my mind. To the world-wide phenomenon Twilight, The Grimm Legacy will always be my favorite! On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give this book a 10!!! Very well done job to Polly and to Elisabeth:)
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Mya Orner
March 23, 2017
This is absolutely my favorite book. I love the author and the second and third book too, but this one is by far the best! It's about a girl who's life goes from ordinary to extraordinary. The whole book got me in love with the characters and Brother Grimm fairy tales. Its one of those book you want to never stop reading, and I read it a billion times, it never gets old!
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About the author

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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