BY: POLLY SHULMAN Jane Allen Reading: Miss Roche Period 5 May 11, 2012
* Polly Shulman wrote many books 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 likes to collect Victorian jewelry made out of human hair. Victorian jewelry is hair braided into art. She also puts cayenne pepper in her chocolate cookies , and also reads forgotten books with frontispieces. She graduated from 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 Andrew Nahem, and their parakeet, Olive.
The Grimm Legacy is about a girl named Elizabeth Rew, at Fisher Middle School, who got a job in the New-York Circulating Material Repository room and is a page with Anjali Rao, Mark Merrit and Aaron Rosendorn. Some of the magical things, in the Grimm Collection, get replaced with fake copies. A giant bird follows and stalks the pages, because they have magical objects from the Grimm collection that the bird wants to take. A couple of days later Anjali, Dr. Rust, Elizabeth and the other pages boss, disappears. Will the other pages and Anjali’s little sister, Jaya, solve the mystery of who is taking the Grimm Collection magical objects and can they save Dr. Rust and Anjali?
Main Characters:1. Elizabeth Rew2. Anjali Rao3. Mark Merrit4. Aaron Rosendorn5. Dr.Rust Supporting Characters:1. Jaya Rao2. Andrew Merrit3. Mr. Mauskopf
Introduction:- Elizabeth is new at Fisher Middle School- Meets Mr. Mauskopf (her social studies teacher)- Gets a job at the New-York Circulating Material Repository Rising Action:- Passes the test on getting a job at the New-York Circulating Repository- Becomes a page- Meets Mark, Anjali, and Aaron- Finds bird stalking the pages- Elizabeth passes a trust test and gets a key that’s disguised as a paperclip- Elizabeth goes over to Anjali’s house and meets Jaya, Anjali’s annoying little sister- Elizabeth finds out that Anjali and Jaya are from a family with magical powers
Climax:- Elizabeth borrows a magical mermaid comb and has to deposit something that is a part of her so she gave up her sense of direction- Elizabeth and Anjali go to the Fisher Middle School where Mark plays basketball Conclusion:- Anjali and Dr.Rust go missing- Aaron borrows a magic mirror from the story of snow white and the mirror belongs to the evil stepmother- Aaron has to give up something and chooses his first born child- Elizabeth and Aaron gets clues to find Anjali- They find out that Anjali was turned into a doll- Mark gets turned into a doll by trying to save Anjali and Dr.Rust- They find Anjali and Mark and turn them back into humans- They find Dr.Rust and take him out of the snow globe
1.Bulky- adj. :having bulk : large of its kind: corpulent: having great volume in proportion to weight <a bulky knit sweater>“She felt much lighter than she looked in her bulky rags.” page 1 2. Peered- verb : to look narrowly or curiously; especially: to look searchingly at something difficult to discern : to come slightly into view : emerge partly“She held the right sneaker close to her face and peered inside, seeming to sniff at it.” page 1 3. Luminous – Adj.: to look narrowly or curiously; especially: to look searchingly at something difficult to discern: to come slightly into view : emerge partly “ Her eyes surprisingly bright, a pale, luminous gray like a storm” Page 2 4. Rummaged- verb :to make a thorough search or investigation to examine minutely and completely: to discover by searching “She rummaged through the bags in the cart as the snow continued to tumble down my collar.” Page 2 5. Sternness-adj. : expressive of severe displeasure : harsh: forbidding or gloomy in appearance“ He was my favorite teacher, despite his intimating sternness.”Page 2
Dr. Rust played by: Patrick Dempsey Aaron Rosendorn played by: Dylan Sprouse
1.When Anjali and Dr. Rust go missing: The Theme Song from the movie Jaws
I rated The Grimm Legacy Five out of five starsI loved this book because it was a great mystery. It had interesting characters and wonderful drama. I could barely put this book down each night. Every page was filled with suspense. I could relate to the characters because we were the same age. I highly recommend this book.