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In each fairy tale, the characters often have a bunch of props with magical powers. What if all of the props in each fairy tale is stored in a library room called the “Grimm Collection,” where only a number people know about it. These props are dangerous and have to be kept secret from the public. However, someone is stealing the magic behind all of these props. In the book The Grimm Legacy, Elizabeth, a page (worker) at the New York Circulating Material Repository, investigates who is behind those thefts with the help of her fellow pages.
Elizabeth is an ordinary middle schooler where she is given a social studies assignment by her favorite teacher, Mr. Mauskokf. She writes about fairy tales and Mr. Mauskokf gives her a job at the library as a page. Elizabeth meets fellow pages and they become friends. The library is becoming a chaos after several objects in the Grimm Collection lost their magic. Elizabeth and her friends are now given the task of finding who is behind all this. They investigate through records and objects, which results in an amazing adventure.
This book includes very intriguing details. There are certain parts where I was unwilling to lift my eyes off the book. The book has a well-thought storyline and everything is clearly elaborated. I would recommend this story to teens because of the length of the book and the details that are relatable to older kids and teenagers. This book was a great read and kept me plugged in until the last page.
Grimm Legacy Series by Polly Shulman, Puffin Books; Reprint edition (July 7, 2011), 352 pp.
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 4 and up