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The Story Seeker

The Story Seeker

A New York Public Library Book

The Story Collector (Volume 2)

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno

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Inspired by the true story of a girl who lived in the library, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb's The Story Seeker is the second book in the middle-grade Story Collector series, in partnership with the New York Public Library, about a mystery being solved inside the famous institution.

Twelve-year-old Viviani Fedeler, proud resident of the New York Public Library, has her sights set on becoming a star reporter. She’s thrilled when Miss Hutch announces a story contest where the winner gets their essay printed in the New York Times!

But then Viviani gets her first-ever case of writer’s block. As she struggles to find inspiration, the library is hit with a strange mystery involving overdue books, secret messages, and perhaps a spy lurking among the shelves . . . Will Viviani be able to crack the code and find the perfect story worthy of a byline?



Dewey Decimal 610

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Praise for The Story Seeker

"Patterns, codes, mysteries, and storytelling are an appealing middle-grade draw." —Kirkus Reviews

"[A] light and engaging glimpse into Viviani’s unusual childhood." —School Library Journal

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

"O’Donnell Tubb’s masterfully constructed prose perfectly balances youthfulness and sophistication. Her whimsical word play had me hooked by paragraph one!...A compulsive read for any age." —Historical Novels Society

"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; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb is the author of Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different, Selling Hope, and The 13th Sign. She lives in Tennessee with her family.

Iacopo Bruno is a graphic artist and illustrator who lives in Italy. He illustrated James Preller's Home Sweet Horror; I Scream, You Scream!; Good Night, Zombie; and Nightmareland.

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