Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

I just discovered this book this morning through Shelf Awareness and it sounds like something that would be just right for me. You can read a review here: Children's Review: The Grimm Legacy.

From Amazon:
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.


The Grimm Legacy will be released on July 8, 2010 from Putnam Juvenile.

4 comments:

Jan von Harz said...

I just bought the Sisters Grimm and now I will be adding this my wish list. Thanks for putting this on my radar.

Alayne said...

Ah! Great pick, it sounds like such a good summer read! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Irish said...

I really want to read this book as well. I LOVED Shulman's Enthusiasm and am eager to see what she does with Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oh wow this one looks awesome! i love anything grimm-related! Thanks for sharing!