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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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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on July 8, 2010 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0399250964
ISBN-13: 9780399250965
34 Book Reviews
  • L.E.over 2 years
    the first time i read this book i was in 2-4 grade and it was amazing then. I've reread it a lot over the years and now i'm reading it again in 10th grade, it's still as good as ever. i understand more now, though, than i did when i read it when i was younger. it's a really good book. i wish they would come out with a movie for it, that would be amazing!!!
    • dopeover 5 years
      THIS BOOK IS SO GOOOOOOOOD i got it and gave to my sister
      • Nicole6over 6 years
        This book was really good and very interesting. I absolutely loved the connection to all of the fairy tales. If you like fantasy you will love this book and the rest of the series.
        • percy_jackson10
          percy_jackson10about 7 years55 stars
          I think that the book was sometimes mysterious and others you knew what was going to happen next. It was not a big shocker at the end of the book but had an interesting ending.
          • s55020
            s55020almost 8 years
            Grimm Legacy is a very good book, I recommend this book to fantasy readers like my little brother and mom love fantasy. I recommend this because sometimes I really research about something and it happens to actually show up in my life. For example the lewis and clark trail when we got to the part of the book we were reading where sacagawea showed up. Then that night I went home and found my older brothers sacagawea coin and brought it to school the next day.
            • kakey98
              kakey98almost 8 years
              Grimm Legacy is one of the best books that I have ever read. The first time I read it I was in eight grade, so maybe you have to be a little older to appreciate it.
              • historygirl
                historygirlabout 8 years33 stars
                From I have read so far it is a really good book but I feel really bad for the girl in the book
                • emmabookworm5
                  emmabookworm5about 8 years33 stars
                  I though that this book was kind of boring. It was okay, but I'm also not a big fan of fantasy like this.
                  • csheen
                    csheenover 8 years
                    Love it!
                    • so whatabout 9 years
                      love this book soooooooo much!!! :P