The Story Collector

The Story Collector : A New York Public Library Book

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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.

The Story Collector by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb is a middle-grade historical fiction inspired by the real life of Viviani Fedeler. 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 find out.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 145 x 214 x 23mm | 336g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5 b/w spot illustrations
  • 1250143802
  • 9781250143808
  • 636,537

Review quote

"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 Review

"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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About Kristin O'Donnell Tubb

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.
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Rating details

224 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 26% (58)
4 39% (87)
3 28% (63)
2 7% (16)
1 0% (0)
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