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Author: Polly Shulman Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Repository Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781101568323
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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The story buzzes along at a delightful clip…[The Grimm Legacy’s] a fun ride.”

    New York Times

  • “Shulman conjures an enticing slice of magic realism that fairy tale buffs should relish.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Well written, funny, teen-savvy, and virtually unputdownable.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Shulman’s prose is fast paced, filled with humor, and peopled with characters who are either true to life or delightfully bizarre.”

    School Library Journal

  • A 2011 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Children's Literature
  • Selected for the Autumn 2010 Kids' Indie Next List
  • A 2012 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dragon Girl | 9/11/2013

    " I absolutly loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 8/11/2013

    " I love this book so much! It's the companion book to The Grimm Legacy, but honestly you don't have to read them in order (there are a few spoilers at the end and throughout the book, but nothing too major). I can't wait to read the future books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 1/24/2013

    " I read this, not having read the companion book, The Grimm Legacy, and it was fantastic. Lots of fun - I'd say Back to the Future meets The Apothecary. It made me want to read H.G. Wells. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 12/20/2012

    " This was a great follow up to The Grimm Legacy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsa | 8/13/2012

    " I really enjoyed the first book in this series and this second one didn't let me down. This one was about science fiction rather than fairy tales and just as much fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 6/14/2012

    " Enjoyed the sf aspect as much as the fantasy in the original book! This library would be a great place to work! "

About the Author

Polly Shulman is the author of The Grimm Legacy and Enthusiasm. She has written for the New York TimesDiscoverNewsdaySalonSlateScientific AmericanArchaeology, and the Village Voice, and she edits news stories for Science magazine. She is an alumna of Yale University, where she majored in math. She currently lives in New York City with her husband.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association’s notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson’s The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.