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The Story Seeker
A New York Public Library Book
By (author): Kristin O'Donnell Tubb Illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno
9781250301093 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries Jan 28, 2020 Print Run: 50000
$22.99 CAD
Active 5.94 x 8.54 x 1.05 in | 330 gr 272 pages ~5 black-and-white illustrations Henry Holt and Co. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Inspired by the true story of a girl who lived in the library, Kristen O'Donnell Tubb'sThe Story Seeker continues The Story Collector series with a heartwarming middle grade mystery that captures the illustrious New York Public Library during the roaring 20's.

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 codeandfind the perfect story worthy of a byline?

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb is the author ofAutumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different,Selling Hope, andThe 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'sHome Sweet Horror;I Scream, You Scream!;Good Night, Zombie; andNightmareland.

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

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

Praise forThe 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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