The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman
A Companion to The Grimm Legacy

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A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor.


Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible, or that the objects in H. G. Wells’ science fiction novels might actually exist. But then a miniature time machine appears in Leo’s bedroom, and he recognizes one of the tiny riders: himself! His search for the time machine and his fate leads him to the New-York Circulating Material Repository, a magical library that lends out objects instead of books. Hidden away in the Repository basement is the Wells Bequest, a secret collection of powerful objects straight out of classic science fiction novels: robots, rockets, submarines, a shrink ray—and one very famous time machine. And when Leo’s adventure of a lifetime suddenly turns deadly, he must attempt a journey to 1895 to warn real-life scientist Nikola Tesla about a dangerous invention. A race for time is on!

About Polly Shulman

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Polly Shulman (, who also wrote Enthusiasm, has written about books, infinity, circuses, and jellyfish for The New York Times, Discover, Salon, and many others. She lives in New York City, where she collects Victorian jewelry made of human hair.
Published June 13, 2013 by Puffin Books. 273 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 24 2013

A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor.

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