Were the Grimm Fairy Tales Actually True Stories?
May 05, 2011
Join us at the Antioch Branch on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. and find out.
In May, our Teen Book Club is reading The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman. As a new student, Elizabeth is lonely. So, she takes a job at the New York Circulating Material Repository. Her goal is to make some new friends as well as some extra pocket money. However, the Repository is no ordinary library, as it contains and lends out objects rather than books. There's a secret room in the basement housing many powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, such as Snow White’s stepmother’s sinister mirror that talks in riddles and has a will of its own. When the magical objects start to disappear from their secret room, Elizabeth and her new friends design a plan to catch the thief before they’re accused of the crime themselves. Will they succeed, or will the thief capture them first? A Best Fiction for Young Adults for 2011. Copies of the novel are available at the library. Join us for the lively discussion. Snacks provided for the discussion. Check out excerpts from the book, reviews, and the book trailer at http://www.pollyshulman.com/.