The Grimm Legacy

Author(s): Polly Shulman
Series: Grimm Legacy Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100101165
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781624068461
Narrator/s: Julia Whelan
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Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library - a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That's 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. Polly Shulman has created a contemporary fantasy with a fascinating setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary - and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue.

Professional reviews

"Elizabeth's first after-school job is at the New York Circulating Material Repository. The Repository loans out rare items like Marie Antoinette's wig, Japanese tea sets, and even magical objects from the Grimm collection. Narrator Julia Whelan conveys a delicate sense of wonder as Elizabeth realizes magic mirrors and flying carpets really exist. The Repository's rules and regulations make for a detailed narration, but Whelan gives listeners a clear picture of Shulman's world. Whelan also shares Elizabeth's humor as she suffers from unrequited love and a lost sense of direction. Whelan's voices for the young children in the story sound adorable and add to its appeal. Elizabeth's adventures at this enchanted library and Whelan's charming performance make this a worthy listen. C.A. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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