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Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 8W4.079585
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.

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Published on September 6, 2012 by Oxford University Press
ISBN-10: 0192793101
ISBN-13: 9780192793102
34 Book Reviews
  • currenteventv
    currenteventvalmost 8 years55 stars
    read it 3 times! Love 2 read, read this book!
    • love24
      love24about 8 years55 stars
      This book was awesome I have to keep reading it again and again. Its so cool how they put teenage kids in a situation that sounds like it came straight out of the Grimm Brothers books.
      • jess1018
        jess1018about 8 years
        I love how all of the grimm stuff is real and most of it works! Sometimes I wish I could live in a book's world......
        • roze
          rozeabout 8 years
          I like this book because it is so fantastical. My favorite part was the quiz that they had to take and when they had to sort the objects(Well, that was part of the quiz, but...).
          • karategal201
            karategal201over 8 years
            My friend offered this book to me and she always recommends good books so I decided to read it. The beginning was kind of mysterious so I know it is going to be a good book.
            • roze
              rozeabout 8 years
              Friends usually have great taste in what you would want to read.
            • someoneover 8 years
              Very awesome book!!! I just LOVED it, especially the way it ended :D
              • roze
                rozeabout 8 years
                Soooo with u!
              • cat1o1
                cat1o1over 8 years55 stars
                i love the end !!!!!
                • roze
                  rozeabout 8 years
                  So do I! I like the romantic ending. I thought it was a great way to end the book.
                • xgispzx
                  xgispzxover 8 years55 stars
                  I wanted to read this book because it was about mystery and I just adore mystery books. I started reading this book recently and I am only on chapter 6, but that was enough to get me totally hooked! UPDATE: I have just finished this book, and i can't even get started saying how superb it is! It is adventurous, mysterious, and funny. Its also an excellent and very well made book! I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended this book!!!
                  • sketcharoo122
                    sketcharoo122almost 9 years
                    good book
                    • iconicdreams
                      iconicdreamsalmost 9 years44 stars
                      This such a magical story the begining so interesting and it makes you want to read more i'm not going to spoil the story for you but the parts in the library are the best part.