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The Story Collector

The Story Collector

A New York Public Library Book

The Story Collector (Volume 1)

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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"For every book lover who fantasized about getting locked in the library overnight, The Story Collector is a dream come true!" New York Times-bestselling author Alan Gratz

In the tradition of E. L. Konisburg, this middle-grade mystery adventure is inspired by the real life of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, born and raised in the New York Public Library.

Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler has spent her whole life in the New York Public Library. She knows every room by heart, except the ones her father keeps locked. When Viviani becomes convinced that the library is haunted, new girl Merit Mubarak makes fun of her. So Viviani decides to play a harmless little prank, roping her older brothers and best friend Eva to help out.

But what begins as a joke quickly gets out of hand, and soon Viviani and her friends have to solve two big mysteries: Is the Library truly haunted? And what happened to the expensive new stamp collection? It's up to Viviani, Eva, and Merit (reluctantly) to findout.

CHAPTER ONE

Baseball,

Dewey Decimal 796.357

SEE ALSO: sports, World Series


Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuffed animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves...

Praise for The Story Collector

"A bright, whimsical story with an engaging heroine and the most perfect of all settings — the New York Public Library!" —New York Times-bestselling author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

"The perils of preteen friendship, ghost-hunting, and solving a theft make for pleasant reading." —Kirkus Reviews

"A love letter to libraries and bibliophiles of all ages." —School Library Journal

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Kristin O'Donnell Tubb; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb is the author of several middle grade novels, including A Dog Like Daisy, Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different, Selling Hope, and The 13th Sign. She lives in Tennessee with her family.
kristintubb.com.

Iacopo Bruno

Meet the Author

August 30 - September 6, 2018

Meet Kristin O’Donnell Tubb as she reads from her new YA novel The Story Collector.

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