The Story Collector

The Story Collector Review

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.

Title:The Story Collector
Edition Language:English

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    The Story Collector Reviews

  • Betsy

    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 l...

  • Stephanie Fitzgerald

    Another one to go on my Best Of 2020 shelf; that’s two in a row now!Reading 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 lion...

  • QNPoohBear

    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 just three days b...

  • Llyr Heller-Humphreys

    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'...

  • The Reading Countess

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own.Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible t...

  • Shelle Perry

    Is there anything more 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 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of cou...

  • Kathie

    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...

  • Shannon Minner

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her...

  • Soleil

    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 job with the accuracy of the library, city, and char...

  • Lauren Sapp

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was...