The Fairy-tale Detectives

The Fairy-tale Detectives

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Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with new cover art!

Orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their newly discovered grandmother, Relda Grimm, in the strange town of Ferryport Landing. The girls soon learn a family secret: that they are descendants of the famous Brothers Grimm, whose book of fairy tales is actually a history book. When a terrorizing giant goes on a rampage through the town, it's up to the Sisters Grimm to stop him and to solve the mystery of who set the giant loose in the first place. Was it Mayor Charming, formerly Prince Charming, who desperately wants his kingdom back? The Three Not-So-Little Pigs, the shifty town cops? Or one of the many other fairy-tale characters who seem to have it out for the Grimms?

"Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne's adventures as much as I did."
--Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I Know What You Did Last Summer

"Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning the pages." --R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series

"Why didn't I think of The Sisters Grimm? What a great concept!" --Jane Yolen, award-winning author

"Terrific, head-spinning series . . . Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters, this tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes." -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review

"Enormously entertaining, the book takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights." -- Time Out New York Kids

"An idea that will make other children's book writers, and tons of aspiring ones, kick themselves for not thinking of it first." -- The San Antonio Express-News

"A page-turner that incorporates humor, tension, suspense and a wild cast of characters, readers will have trouble putting this novel down." -- The Dallas Morning News

"Quirky and reasonable characters, engaging writing, fresh fairy tale references, and a very real fantasy setting." -- The Raleigh News and Observer , "Most Promising New Series"

"The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers." -- Kliatt , starred review
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2017
Edition: 10th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9781419720055
Branch Call Number: J BUC
Characteristics: 257 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Ferguson, Peter 1968-


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Aug 09, 2018

I loved read the Sisters Grimm and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read fiction book with lots of adventure. In the Sisters Grimm you never know what will happen, it is always a surprise, that it what I really enjoyed about the book. The mystery and adventure!

Jul 30, 2018

I loved the Sisters Grimm. It was so unpredictable. I recommend it to anyone who like adventurous books with lots of fair-tale content.

Jul 12, 2018

It is the best series I've read so far, after reading this comment you really should borrow it! It is mostly funny, but it shows how the sisters grow into a deeper relationship with each other as the story continue. Every book has an adventure, but their goal is to save their disappeared parents. Since this is only a comment, so I cannot spoil any more. Read it and like it!

Apr 05, 2018

I realy love this book! and I have readen it a million time and Im still not bourd
I think anyone between the ages 10-14 would love it. I wont say anything else incase i spoil it!
But you should read it!

Apr 06, 2017

This is my third time reading this series! It is absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to any one who enjoys an adventure. I won't say anything else in case I spoil it. :)

Jul 14, 2016

This is a great book for 13 year olds because it has a lot of mysterious to find out

May 12, 2015

An o.k. first of the series which uses the Grimm name and introduces Sabrina & Daphne, as young sleuths ultimately trying to find their disappeared parents. Along with their grandmother Relda, and Mr. Canis (big bad wolf), they encounter a mishmash of fairy-tale characters and experience a few twists and red herrings along the way in their quest.

Apr 12, 2015

This series is absolutely PERFECT. You will never read a book with such a perfect setting, perfect characters, perfect plot...Buckley is TALENTED.

Apr 06, 2015

This book will fascinate you no matter how old you are. Interesting details and wild ideas this should be my favorite book series in 2015! Best BOOK SERIES EVER!

Blue_Cat_1380 Dec 24, 2014

Wow. All I have to say is amazing and really great story! I'm 13 and yet this story drew me in with all the plot twists and new Everafter characters. The Fairy Tale Detectives is an awesome first book and I would definitely recommend the series for any fairy tale lover. :)

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Jul 10, 2016

Entertaining story with very likable characters. If you like mystery, humor and action this is the perfect book to read. Grimms are at the very heart of fairy tales and now we see it from the family point of view. Girl power is a plus.

Feb 05, 2012

Sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with their grandmother in Ferryport Landing in New York, the grandmother which they formerly believed dead, approximately a year and a half after the disappearance of their parents. They are soon met with a surprising discovery - they find out that fairy tale creatures, better known as "Everafters", exist, after said "dead" grandmother is kidnapped along with her friend Mr Canis by a giant. Sabrina and Daphne, with the help of a shape-shifting fairy named Puck, a Mirror, and a short guy called Jack who speaks really, really weirdly, have to find and save their grandmother, and solve the mystery of What is Going On Here?

crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

For Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, life has not been a fairy tale. After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, the sisters are sent to live with their grandmother--a woman they believed was dead! Granny Relda reveals that the girls have two famous ancestors, the Brothers Grimm, whose classic book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files of magical mischief. Now the girls must take on the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives.


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Feb 05, 2012

"You're kidding, right?" said Sabrina hopefully. "You're not going to let that smelly kid stay here with us?"

crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

“You can't judge the many by the actions of the few.”


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