The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book

The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book

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 th In the tradition of E. L. Konisburg, this middle-grade mystery adventure is inspired by the real life of Viviani Joff...

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Title:The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book
Author:Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Story Collector
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book Reviews

  • Betsy
    Aug 22, 2018

    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 someon...

  • Barbara
    Jan 20, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

    So many good quotes in this- and a cute kid adventure story! ...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    My little book-loving heart was extremely envious of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, the protagonist of this middle grade mystery. Although the author has taken liberty with the life story of the real Viviani, she really did live and play in the New York Public Library where she was born in 19...

  • Laurie
    Jul 07, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

    So many good quotes in this- and a cute kid adventure story! ...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

  • Alicia
    Oct 20, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

  • The Reading Countess
    Aug 31, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

  • Amanda
    Apr 30, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

  • Kimberly
    Oct 17, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jun 06, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

  • Carrie
    Aug 10, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

  • Sara
    Feb 12, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

    So many good quotes in this- and a cute kid adventure story! ...

  • Melissa Mcavoy
    Sep 01, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

  • Missy
    Sep 06, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

  • Llyr Heller-Humphreys
    Mar 08, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

  • Tj Shay
    Sep 16, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

  • Martha
    Apr 21, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

  • Brenda
    May 07, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

    So many good quotes in this- and a cute kid adventure story! ...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Feb 01, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

    So many good quotes in this- and a cute kid adventure story! ...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    My little book-loving heart was extremely envious of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, the protagonist of this middle grade mystery. Although the author has taken liberty with the life story of the real Viviani, she really did live and play in the New York Public Library where she was born in 19...

    I read this little book in a weekend and it was absolutely delightful! The setting, both historically and specific place were perfect for a cozy tale for people who love books. I loved the historical accuracy, it touches on some topics such as immigration into America in the early 1...

    The Story Collector by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, 233 pages. Henry Holt (MacMillan), 2018 $16.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0'f') Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE 11-year-old Viviana Fedeler lives in the New York Public ...

  • Soleil
    Jun 06, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

  • Shannon Minner
    May 12, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

  • QNPoohBear
    Oct 24, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

  • Kim Dyer
    Oct 09, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

  • Bronwyn
    Sep 11, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

  • Shelle Perry
    Sep 27, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

  • Ariele
    Jan 03, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

  • Katherine
    Oct 29, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

    So many good quotes in this- and a cute kid adventure story! ...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    My little book-loving heart was extremely envious of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, the protagonist of this middle grade mystery. Although the author has taken liberty with the life story of the real Viviani, she really did live and play in the New York Public Library where she was born in 19...

    I read this little book in a weekend and it was absolutely delightful! The setting, both historically and specific place were perfect for a cozy tale for people who love books. I loved the historical accuracy, it touches on some topics such as immigration into America in the early 1...

    The Story Collector by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, 233 pages. Henry Holt (MacMillan), 2018 $16.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0'f') Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE 11-year-old Viviana Fedeler lives in the New York Public ...

    Viviani Joffre Fedeler has spend all of her eleven years living in the New York Public Library. In fact, she was born there. Thanks to her father being the building's superintendent, Viv spends her time exploring the rooms, the stacks, and every nook of the library. She considers hers...

  • Kate Walsh
    Jan 27, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

  • Rachel Cannon
    Jan 07, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

    So many good quotes in this- and a cute kid adventure story! ...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    My little book-loving heart was extremely envious of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, the protagonist of this middle grade mystery. Although the author has taken liberty with the life story of the real Viviani, she really did live and play in the New York Public Library where she was born in 19...

    I read this little book in a weekend and it was absolutely delightful! The setting, both historically and specific place were perfect for a cozy tale for people who love books. I loved the historical accuracy, it touches on some topics such as immigration into America in the early 1...

    The Story Collector by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, 233 pages. Henry Holt (MacMillan), 2018 $16.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0'f') Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE 11-year-old Viviana Fedeler lives in the New York Public ...

    Viviani Joffre Fedeler has spend all of her eleven years living in the New York Public Library. In fact, she was born there. Thanks to her father being the building's superintendent, Viv spends her time exploring the rooms, the stacks, and every nook of the library. She considers hers...

    The Story Collector tells the tale of Viviani Fedeler, who was a real person born and raised in the New York Public Library. Viviani lives up to her name?she is vivacious! She looks for ways to entertain herself in the library, often causing mischief. When she meets a new girl who is...

  • Lauren Sapp
    Oct 04, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

  • Kristina Callender
    Oct 19, 2018

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

  • Bookish Warmth
    Apr 22, 2019

    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 someon...

    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 before the library's grand opening, just after her father was hired as building Superin...

    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... ...

    *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 to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    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 course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    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 siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    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 characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    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 HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    3 stars for the story, but I bumped it up a star for the beautiful writing - see examples below: "Some people are story collectors. While others collect seashells, or stuff animals, or stamps, story collectors wrap themselves in words, surround themselves with sentences, and play w...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    Great read, especial since it was based on a true story. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Fantastic and magical middle grade novel that depicts the real family that lived in the NYPL in 1929. Loved everything about it! ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    This is a wonderfully old fashion story about a family who lives in the New York Public Library, and spend their days playing in secretive places they aren't permitted to enter. ...

    So many good quotes in this- and a cute kid adventure story! ...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    My little book-loving heart was extremely envious of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, the protagonist of this middle grade mystery. Although the author has taken liberty with the life story of the real Viviani, she really did live and play in the New York Public Library where she was born in 19...

    I read this little book in a weekend and it was absolutely delightful! The setting, both historically and specific place were perfect for a cozy tale for people who love books. I loved the historical accuracy, it touches on some topics such as immigration into America in the early 1...