Elizabeth's new job is very unusual. The building where she works might not look very interesting but behind this ordinary Manhattan facade lurks a very special place indeed. Because here you can borrow anything your heart desires ...And in the basement is something so special, so secret, that Elizabeth can't believe her eyes. The Grimm Collection ...
Elizabeth's new job is very unusual. The building where she works might not look very interesting but behind this ordinary Manhattan facade lurks a very special place indeed. Because here you can borrow anything your heart desires ...And in the basement is something so special, so secret, that Elizabeth can't believe her eyes. The Grimm Collection. Powerful and mysterious items that must be kept safe and can't be lent out to just anyone. So when these objects start disappearing Elizabeth must investigate. But who can she trust? One way or another she has to find out who is stealing from the Grimm Collection ...and for what dark purpose.
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Publishers Weekly, 2010-06-28 Shulman (Enthusiasm) intermingles classic fairy tale elements and modern-day conflicts in this clever novel set in New York City. The story begins when teenager Elizabeth Rew lands a plum part-time job, working as a page in the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," an institution housing rare objects to be lent to an exclusive circle of patrons. The most secret and by far most interesting section of the building is the basement, where magic objects mentioned in the Grimm Brothers' tales are stored. Much to the librarians' dismay, however, some of these valuable items go missing. With the help of her fellow pages, Elizabeth gets to the bottom of the mystery, but catching the thief poses enormous danger and necessitates the aid of some powerful equipment, including Snow White's mirror, a pair of winged sandals, and a magical golden key. Mixing tongue-in-cheek humor (like the magic mirror's blunt appraisal of Elizabeth's beauty: "Bitsy Rew is brave and true./ A pity she's not pretty too") with suspense, Shulman conjures an enticing slice of magic realism that fairy tale buffs should relish. Ages 10-up. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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