S and less transparency Viviani Red s not the most appealing character I didn t like how Viviani spends her time roaming around the library Today I think she would be labeled ADHD She can t seem to settle on any one subject to study or any one game to play She spends her nights running around the library sliding down banisters and causing mischief and mayhem wherever she goes Yet she s very sheltered and naive growing up Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) in the library She doesn t know much about the outside world yet and believes what she hears I did relate to Viviani s desire to find her own once upon a time however and how much she believesn the power of storytelling and magination I liked the rest of the family better Mr Fedeler s warm and funny He understands his children allows them to have a degree of freedom but wants them to be safe I love his way of teaching the children mportant lessons and punishing them Mrs Fedeler s a little tough but she handles her lively children with good humor Viviani s older brother Oliver First Cosmic Velocity is the naughty one Hes at the age where he tests boundaries He likes to read and learn but seems to prefer a active lifestyle than his younger brother Edouard 12 year old Edouard Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills is the nerdy one of the family He likes facts and memorizing new bits ofnformation to share at the appropriate moment I could relate to him the most of the children This story s fun for tweens and teaches some great lessons I hope after reading this they all want to visit the NYPL Well This book s perfect Just absolutely enthrallingly stunningly perfect Thanks to the author Kristin O Donnell Tubb for the free copy of this magical tale All opinions are my ownGather around my friends and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 impossible to be true A family livingn apartments n THE NYPL A baby born among the books her first cries ricocheting off of the shelves The family s children playing baseball complete with the newly published Winnie the Pooh as a base n the library A valuable stamp collection displayed Tryst with Prosperity in said library stolenn the night Yup It all happened But the extra twists of an author s babbling Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 imagination only add to the plot of this historical fictionmystery The red herring Check The girl friendship drama Mmmhmm The tone pitch perfect tots era Yes As a matter of fact I was thrilled to see that THE Betsy Bird also saw a Nancy Drew Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition ish uality on the pagesn her own review Kudos to author Kristin O Donnell Tubb for the meticulous research her work Code Name: Bikini is peppered throughout the book and will undoubtedly make curious readers like me run for Google to find out about the historical references The clever chapter headings Dewey Decimal subheadings give an air of whimsy The author s note detailing the fact from the fictionn the book The time line The peek Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy into the library s archives What a rich resource a love letter to the art of reading and writing and library science a nod to anconic nstitution And who can resist the playful way n which the opening unfolds Some people are story collectors While others collect seashells or stuffed animals or stamps story collectors wrap themselves Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten in words surround themselves with sentences and play with participles even those pesky perky dangling ones They climb over Cs and mount Ms and loungen Ls Soon enough they land Doctor Who in the land of homonyms then wham They stumblento onomatopoeia that lovely creaking booming bit of wordplay and hat Dear Friend Doctor Who: The Dominators is where our story beginsor that ending Oh my My students will LOVE the ending That one sentence at the end Delightful uite simply The Story Collectors the bee s kneesHighly recommendedThat powerful cry of yours echoed and absorbed Bankerupt into the thousands of books lining the shelves Andn return those books awakened unfurling their words their worlds slowly uietly until stories became as much a part of you as your red hair your green eyescourage 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation is simply fear stuffed with hopeWithoutmagination nothing Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace is dangerousSometimes a glimpse of sunshine makestself known through the murky leaves and limbs of the dark forest Sometimes a glimmer of friendship can be found n places where only animosity was seen beforeEvery story s true underneath t all Look at all this stuff I don t know yet Viviani smiled all this stuff I don t know yet Viviani smiled
the yet part Her father always said bold learners think n terms of yetSometimes the yet part Her father always said bold learners think Wishing for a Home in terms of yetSometimes the guys disguised as a good guy Does that meanthat sometimes the good guy looks like a bad guythis fellow had helped her realize that her story was worth telling That her voice was worth listening to That she was Dreamsnake indeed a story collectorViviani smiled and considered all the stories Mr Green would be able to unlock with this key This special one of a kind key the uniue mix of books and stories that he would choose to read Different from everyone else on the planet His blanks to filln His Once Upon a TimeI m still a story collector A word peddler A knowledge warrior Stories help us make sense of things that don t make sense at allThat s the truth of fiction after all It s hidden The Warlord, the Warrior, the War (Rise of the Penguins, in feelings not facts Another one to go on my Best Of 2020 shelf that s twon a row nowReading this took me to a place that s become dear to my heart The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping in the past few years the New York Public Library with the lionsn the front For a book addict like me the Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte idea of livingn a library and being able to explore t freely every night after t closes Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda is just totally wonderful That people actually did thisn the 20 s and 30 s makes me deeply enviousMy very favorite part Viviani scaling a card catalog to get to the best hiding place Ona i ja in the whole library Memorable uotesPg114 Viviani stepped to the edge of the building and swept her arm over the view the green swath of Bryant Park the red tile rooftops and steeples hopping and dotting across Fifth to Sixth Avenue from east to west She turned to Forty Second and Fortieth north to south all the way down to the gleaming white spire of the towering Woolworth Buildingn the distance The sun was setting pink turning the East River to her left and the Hudson on her right nto pathways of sparkling diamonds Lights and streets glittered like a universe the whole New York City universe. O help outBut what begins as a joke uickly 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 findo.
Kristin ODonnell Tubb ¾ 3 read & downloadThis was so beautiful One of my favorites The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library city and characters many of them ncluding the MC were real Such a fun read I purchased this book from the gift shop of the New York Public Library and was amazed to learn that t was The Secret Groom inspired by the life of a girl who livedn the library with her family Her father was the superintendent and they spent years with the library as their playground to explore just like Viviana n this story The appeal of living n a library and the adventures that take place after the doors close to the public Children of the Future is extremely appealing and definitely drew mento the storyIn historical fiction mystery Viviana believes that the library Bettina Von Zwehl: Lament is haunted Shes ridiculed by one of the girls at school and Viviana A TYRANNY OF GOD invites her for a sleepover and promises to prove to her the ghosts real Although Viviana s plan to play a prank on Merit with help from her brothers and friend backfires they discover that a someone has stolen a priceless stamp collection What s going on n the library and how can the kids uncover the answers and solve the mysteryI really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the seuel that comes on A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple, in January 2020 It s not a scary mystery and I thinkt would appeal to upper elementary readers as well as middle graders I understand I am not the target demographic and liked the historical setting but am tired that n this day and age all librarians are still portrayed as shushing or tittering at a male authority I m sure there were some that were wonderful even back then From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working n the Stephen A Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library It s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement For only one time A Deadly Trade in my life I could essentially say to someone You know that library with the big stone lionsn front Framed for Murder in New York City Yeah I work there Initially I workedn the Children s Center at 42nd Street where I held Literary Salons worked alongside the original Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals and conducted tours of the whole building Well not the WHOLE building There are places down n the deep stacks below the building where no one really goes and you can bet that some colleagues and I took the time to explore them thoroughly over the years Later I would work n the building n my new capacity as the Youth Materials Specialist and t was then that I started visiting library branches all over the city only to encounter again and again the abandoned library apartments they housed These were full working apartments housed within the libraries that used to belong to the maintenance workers of the library system now no longer n use After a while I began researching them thoroughly looking nto their residents how long they were operational and the stories associated with them One such apartment located on the Mezzanine level of the main location housed a whole family of kids You can read news articles from the Times about how they d play baseball Squeak! in some of the rooms raise pigeons on the roof and how their father would try to scare them with stories of a red bearded ghost Now all that rich fodder has been turnednto a middle grade novel made under the auspices of New York Public Library s new Claiming His Bought Bride / Seducing the Enemy's Daughter imprint with Henry Holt Company And happilyt s not only a rip roaring tale of mystery and ghostly possibilities
But Also One Filled With A Lotalso one filled with a lot fun and true facts about the time Got a kid who wishes they could live n the library Reading this book Pick Three is the next best thingEver wanted to liven a library Imagine that you did It s the 1920s Viviani s spent her whole life surrounded by the gilt and marble of the main location of New York Public Library with her siblings and life s pretty sweet She spends her time dodging the creepy janitor Mr Green and trying to spot the ghost Red that her father told her about Then she meets a new girl at school who doesn t believe her wild and outrageous stories or even that she lives n a library Worse an expensive stamp collection on display has been stolen and no one has a clue where t went It s up to Viviani her new frenemy Merit and her friends and sibs to uncover the multiple mysteries hidden behind the library shelvesIt s one thing to write a mystery for kids but Across the Table its another thing entirely to play fair when you do Now I love The Westing Game don t get me wrong That book has going for Accidental Commando (Eagle Squadron it than a pack of Agatha Christies but don t ever sell me ont being a tried and true mystery novel To my mind a real mystery novel gives a kid the chance to solve t on their own Not n some Encyclopedia Brown way where they use their knowledge of trivia to solve the case but where they pay careful close attention to what the author s laying down and put the clues together A mystery author therefore must walk a fine line On the one hand they need to place the clues throughout the text On the other hand they can t make them too easy If you give too much of the game away Accidental Commando it s going to be a problem In The Story Collector I am happy to report that Ms Tubb does an excellent job of this As an adult I could pretty much figure out the villain of the piece That means that a couple sharp eyed young readers will do the same while others are completely flummoxed by the reveal In other wordst hits the mystery sweet spot As for the book tself t s definitely going for that sweet spot of living The Adventurer's Bride in a public building ala The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler which many a recommendation blurb has cited with the Nancy Drewsh vibe of a spunky young woman solving a mystery with a slight supernatural bent Now Tubb s no to conjuring up strong characters and plots She s one of those middle grade authors that makes up strong and plots She s one of those middle grade authors that makes look effortless What s mportant All About Me in this particular cases that she also needed the Son of the Sheriff (Delta Justice, idea of livingn a library to sound like fun I know that sounds ridiculous at the outset but when an author comes up with a cool premise t can be difficult to hold onto that kernel of. In the tradition of E L Konisburg this middle grade mystery adventure s Son of the Sheriff inspired by the real life of Viviani Joffre Fedeler born and raisedn the New York Public LibraryEleven year old Viviani Fedeler has spent her whole life n the New York Public Library She. .
Cool cool living n a library when you have to wrangle character arcs and development a mystery and a sense of time and place Ms Tubb juggles all with such ease t s enough to give a gal envyThe trouble with working for the New York Public Library and then handling a book of this sort that s that there s too much nformation The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation in my brain As I watched Viviani navigate the lower levels of the main location I was consciously aware that my positions odd Almost nobody else s going to know where the door to the lower levels s precisely located after all Once I was able to compartmentalize that Annie and the Confirmed Bachelor information I could really settle down to enjoy the book I read an early galley of this book prior to publication and to my delight several mistakes that I foundn that book were corrected for the final publication Clearly somebody somewhere was copy editing this thing ncredibly well Bravo faithful fact checkersThe last library apartment n the NYPL system didn t fall out of commission until the turn of the new Millennium Even before that happened though many of the apartments fell Let It Snow into disrepair because they aren t ADA compliant and many are potential fire hazards Viviani s home on the Mezzanine of the Schwarzman Buildings all office space and currently houses whole rows of cubicles albeit cubicles with killer half moon windows that look out upon the city The era of the library child may have passed but with books like this one t s possible that the romance of their lives may only be beginning A mystery that plays fair with ts tropes and give Thanks to the publisher for the ARC Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, in exchange for my honest reviewEleven year old Viviani Fedeler and her family liven the New York Public Library where her dad s the superintendent She had her siblings are constantly playing n the stacks and being sushed by the librarians Not only does Viviani love to read but she also loves to tell stories That s until new student Merit Mubarak comes to town and calls her a liar In her uest to prove herself Viviani sets out to trick Merit and there are disastrous resultsSet n the 1920 s and based on the real Fedeler family I thought this was a great story I loved the timeline photos and authors note at the end I also loved the chapter titles with their Dewey decimal number and alternate subject headingsFor any library lover and story teller this HOW TO PLOT ROMANCE FICTION: KEEP YOUR PANTS ON! HOW TO OUTLINE A ROMANCE NOVEL WHEN YOU ARE AN INTUITIVE WRITER is a must read Is there anything amazing than visiting your local library How about livingn a library I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, in a library 247 but I sure did I couldn t of course I came as close as I could Throughout my school days I spent as much timen the campus libraries as I could I was Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child (Harlequin Presents Extra, in city libraries daily during breaks and as an adult I am delighted that my child walks to his local branch near daily mostly to get books for me and jumps at the chance to visit the main branch every chance he gets As I read the antics that Viviana and her tribe get up ton The Story Collector I could see a group of kids just like them getting Angels Do Have Wings into that kind of mischief at our wonderful library Amazing as our librarys t pales next to the New York Public Library the true star of this book brought to life beautifully by the author It was so easy to envision t n ts prime when strict librarians and card catalogs ruled with an Christmas Cowboy Kisses: A Family for Christmas\A Christmas Miracle\Christmas with Her Cowboy iron grip This book was a true adventure An adventures what Viviana Amusement Parks of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware is desperate for just like the ones she readsn the books all around her Her father Monster Trucks Hair in a Can is the building super at the New York City Library during the 1920 s so she and her family actually liven the library all those stories at her fingertips the 1920 s so she and her family actually live Displaced Persons in the library all those stories at her fingertips the whole of the buildings a playground for her and her siblings as long as they can avoid disturbing the librarians evade the security guard and keep clear of the janitor who may or may not be a cannibal Oh yeah they also have to keep away from Big Red the ghost that haunts the library While she Danger on the Mountain is waiting to find adventure she collects stories and shares them her friends at school However a new studentn her class sn t mpressed with Viviana s stories and an attempt to sway her opinion with an overnight ghost hunt backfires In anderen Herzen its waynto a mystery that only the children may be able to solveWell written and maginative with the perfect touch of mystery this book s a must have for middle grade readers That Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns it has a basisn actual history makes t all the funLet s talk about kid s books at I Read Kid s Book Journal Eleven year old Viviani Joffre Fedeler s a story collector and story teller How could she be anything else having been born and raised n the New York Public Library She was born just three days before the library s grand opening just after her father was hired as building Superintendent and moved n with the family Viviani knows every Flesh Blood: Compendium inch of the library except the off limits places like her father s workshop She longs to explore and finally come up with her own story a story about who shes When a new girl at school Merit uestions the truth of some of Viviani s stories Viviani s devastated She decides to teach Merit a lesson n the power of stories by nviting her to the library to see the library ghost Viviani her brothers and friends get than they bargained for and learn a valuable lesson about storiesI really liked this dea
Of This Story Like From The Mixed Up Files Ofthis story Like From the Mixed Up Files of Basil E Frankweiler kids spend the night Seduced By Dragons (Dragon Nursery, in a New Yorknstitution this time the New York Public Library of 1928 The New York Public Library s an amazing place and I loved getting an nsider s tour of the Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty iconic building If I could spend the night at the library I wouldn t waste time sliding down banisters I d read I d love to go back to 1928 and get my hands on a first edition The House at Pooh Corner orf I was locked n now I d camp out with Pooh and friends The 1928 library s something of a spooky place so I can see where the ghost stories evolve from and I probably would have believed them and been scared too when I was Viviani s age The plot was fun but Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi's Life, Times, and Rise to Power it was WAY to obvious who the villain was and how they managed to steal something valuable from the library I would have liked suspect. Knows every room by heart except the ones her father keeps locked When Viviani becomes convinced that the librarys 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