(Pdf New) [The Story Collector] By Kristin ODonnell Tubb
Eleven year old Viviani Joffre Fedeler is a story collector and story teller How could she be anything else having been born and raised in the New York Public Library She was born ust three days before the library s grand opening ust after her father was hired as building Superintendent and moved in with the family Viviani knows every her father was hired as building Superintendent and moved in with the family Viviani knows every 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 she is
a new girl at school Merit uestions the truth some of Viviani s stories Viviani is devastated She decides to teach Merit a lesson in the power of stories by inviting 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 like Is there anything amazing than visiting your local library How about living in a library I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 247 but I sure did I couldn t of course I came as close as I Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest reviewEleven year old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians Not only does Viviani love to read but she also loves to tell stories That is 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 in the 1920 s and based on the real Fedeler to trick Merit and there are disastrous resultsSet in the 1920 s and based on the real Fedeler 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 is a must read Another one to go on my Best Of 2020 shelf that s two in a row nowReading this took me to a place that s become dear to my heart in the past few years the New York Public Library with the lions in the front For a book addict like me the idea of living in a library and being able to explore it freely every night after it closes is ust totally wonderful That people actually did this in 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 in the whole library Memorable uotesPg114 Viviani stepped to the edge of the building and swept her a 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 impossible to be true A family living in apartments in 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 in the librar. 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 LibraryEleven year old Viviani Fedeler has spent her whole life in the New York Public Library She.
When A New Girl At School Merit Uestions The Truth
Kristin ODonnell Tubb ¶ 7 downloadLedge warrior Stories help us make sense of things that don t make sense at allThat s The Truth Of Fiction After All It truth of fiction after all It hidden in feelings not facts Well This book is perfect Just absolutely enthrallingly stunningly perfect From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in 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 in my life I could essentially say to someone You know that library with the big stone lions in front in New York City Yeah I work there Initially I worked in 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 in 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 in the building in my new capacity as the Youth Materials Specialist and it 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 in use After a while I began researching them thoroughly looking into their residents how long they were operational and the stories associated with I understand I am not the target demographic and liked the historical setting but am tired that in 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 I purchased this book from the gift shop of the New York Public Library and was amazed to learn that it was inspired by the life of a girl who lived in the library with her family Her father was the superintendent and they spent years with the library as their playground to explore ust like Viviana in this story The appeal of living in a library and the adventures that take place after the doors close to the public IS EXTREMELY APPEALING AND DEFINITELY DREW ME INTO THE extremely appealing and definitely drew me into the historical fiction mystery Viviana believes that the library is haunted She is ridiculed by one of the girls at school and Viviana invites her for a sleepover and promises to prove to her the ghost is 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 Wha This 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 ob with the accuracy of the library city and characters many of them including the MC were real Such a fun rea. O help outBut what begins as a oke 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. .
Y A valuable stamp collection displayed in said library stolen in the night Yup It all happened But the extra twists of an author s babbling imagination only add to the plot of this historical fictionmystery The red herring Check The girl friendship drama Mmmhmm The tone pitch perfect to its era Yes As a matter of fact I was thrilled to see that THE Betsy Bird also saw a Nancy Drew ish *uality on the pages in her own review Kudos to author Kristin O Donnell Tubb for the meticulous research her *on the pages in her own review Kudos to author Kristin O Donnell Tubb for the meticulous research her 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 fiction in the book The time line The peek 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 an iconic institution And who can resist the playful way in which the opening unfolds Some people are story collectors While others collect seashells or stuffed animals or stamps story collectors wrap themselves in words surround themselves with sentences and play with participles even those pesky perky dangling ones They climb over Cs and mount Ms and lounge in Ls Soon enough they land in the land of homonyms then wham They stumble into onomatopoeia that lovely creaking booming bit of wordplay and hat Dear Friend 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 Collector is the bee s kneesHighly recommendedThat powerful cry of yours echoed and absorbed bee s kneesHighly recommendedThat powerful cry of yours echoed and absorbed the thousands of books lining the shelves And in 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 is simply fear stuffed with hopeWithout imagination nothing is dangerousSometimes a glimpse of sunshine makes itself known through the murky leaves and limbs of the dark forest Sometimes a glimmer of friendship can be found in places where only animosity was seen beforeEvery story is true underneath it all Look at all this stuff I don t know yet Viviani smiled at the yet part Her father always said bold learners think in terms of yetSometimes the bad guy is 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 indeed a story collectorViviani her story was worth telling That her voice was worth listening to That she was indeed a story collectorViviani 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 fill in His Once Upon a TimeI m still a story collector A word peddler A know. 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 ,