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The Wells Bequest

A Companion to the Grimm Legacy

By Polly Shulman

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Published In: United States, 01 July 2014
Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible, or that the objects in H. G. Wells' science fiction novels might actually exist. But then a miniature time machine appears in Leo's bedroom, and he recognizes one of the tiny riders: himself! His search for the time machine and his fate leads him to the New-York Circulating Material Repository, a magical library that lends out objects instead of books. Hidden away in the Repository basement is the Wells Bequest, a secret collection of powerful objects straight out of classic science fiction novels: robots, rockets, submarines, a shrink ray--and one very famous time machine. And when Leo's adventure of a lifetime suddenly turns deadly, he must attempt a journey to 1895 to warn real-life scientist Nikola Tesla about a dangerous invention. A race for time is on!

About the Author

Polly Shulman has written about edible jellyfish, Egyptian tombs, infinity, blind dates, books, brains, centenarians, circuses, and cinematic versions of Jane Austen novels, for The New York Times, Discover, Newsday, Salon, Slate, Scientific American, Archaeology, and The Village Voice, among others. She edits news stories about fossils, meteors, the ocean, the weather, and the planets for Science magazine. She collects Victorian jewelry made of human hair, puts cayenne pepper in her chocolate cookies, and reads forgotten books with frontispieces.She is an alumna of Hunter College High School, Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, and Yale University, where she majored in math. She has never dared to crash a dance, but in tenth grade she did write a proof for math class in the form of a sonnet. She grew up in New York City, where she lives with her husband, Andrew Nahem, and their parakeet, Olive.

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THE WELLS BEQUEST: * "A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review THE GRIMM LEGACY --School Library Journal Best Book--Bank Street Best Book--Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Master List --Texas Lonestar Reading List--Georgia Book Award --Green Mountain Book Award Master List--Keystone State Reading Association Young Adult Book Award--Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Reader Awards Final Nominee List, Truman Awards Praise for The Grimm Legacy * "This modern fantasy has intrigue, adventure, and romance, and the magical aspects of the tale are both clever and intricately woven, from rhyming charms to flying-carpet rides. . . . Shulman's prose is fast paced, filled with humor, and peopled with characters who are either true to life or delightfully bizarre. Fans of fairy tales in general and Grimm stories in particular will delight in the author's frequent literary references, and fantasy lovers will feel very much at home in this tale that pulls out all the stops."--School Library Journal, starred review "Captivating magic fills the pages of this exciting new novel. . . . Action fans will find plenty of heart-pounding, fantastical escapades as the novel builds to its satisfying, romantic conclusion. A richly imagined adventure with easy appeal for Harry Potter fans."--Booklist THE WELLS BEQUEST: * "A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review THE GRIMM LEGACY "School Library Journal "Best Book Bank Street Best Book Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Master List Texas Lonestar Reading List Georgia Book Award Green Mountain Book Award Master List Keystone State Reading Association Young Adult Book Award Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Reader Awards Final Nominee List, Truman Awards Praise for "The Grimm Legacy" * This modern fantasy has intrigue, adventure, and romance, and the magical aspects of the tale are both clever and intricately woven, from rhyming charms to flying-carpet rides. . . . Shulman s prose is fast paced, filled with humor, and peopled with characters who are either true to life or delightfully bizarre. Fans of fairy tales in general and Grimm stories in particular will delight in the author s frequent literary references, and fantasy lovers will feel very much at home in this tale that pulls out all the stops. "School Library Journal," starred review Captivating magic fills the pages of this exciting new novel. . . . Action fans will find plenty of heart-pounding, fantastical escapades as the novel builds to its satisfying, romantic conclusion. A richly imagined adventure with easy appeal for Harry Potter fans." "Booklist"" Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\: *{behavior: url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name: "Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow: yes; mso-style-parent: ""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-pagination: widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: #0400; mso-fareast-language: #0400; mso-bidi-language: #0400;} THE WELLS BEQUEST: * "A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review THE GRIMM LEGACY --"School Library Journal "Best Book --Bank Street Best Book --Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Master List --Texas Lonestar Reading List --Georgia Book Award --Green Mountain Book Award Master List --Keystone State Reading Association Young Adult Book Award --Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Reader Awards Final Nominee List, Truman Awards Praise for "The Grimm Legacy" * "This modern fantasy has intrigue, adventure, and romance, and the magical aspects of the tale are both clever and intricately woven, from rhyming charms to flying-carpet rides. . . . Shulman's prose is fast paced, filled with humor, and peopled with characters who are either true to life or delightfully bizarre. Fans of fairy tales in general and Grimm stories in particular will delight in the author's frequent literary references, and fantasy lovers will feel very much at home in this tale that pulls out all the stops."--"School Library Journal," starred review "Captivating magic fills the pages of this exciting new novel. . . . Action fans will find plenty of heart-pounding, fantastical escapades as the novel builds to its satisfying, romantic conclusion. A richly imagined adventure with easy appeal for Harry Potter fans."--"Booklist"

EAN: 9780147510280
ISBN: 0147510287
Publisher: Puffin Books
Dimensions: 19.56 x 12.7 x 2.03 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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