Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

The Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm Series #1)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

In paperback for the first time, the Sisters Grimm take readers to a world where fairy tales are fact and not everyone is who they seem!

In book one of this bestselling series, sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files. The girls are the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, and their new hometown is filled with Everafters (as magical folks like to be called)-some good and some very, very bad. When a mysterious Everafter sets a giant loose on the town, it's up to the Sisters Grimm to save the day.
My thoughts:
I love discovering series that grab my children's attention and get them all involved and interested.  We are enjoying this series so far on audio.  I am behind on reviews so currently we are listening to book four.  Unfortunately we started out of order, so we listened to book 2 and 3 before going back to book 1, it depends on what we find on the shelf at the library!  I'd recommend starting in order, but know that they can be read out of order if you need to.
This book sets up how Sabrina and Daphne came to live with their grandmother in Ferryport Landing and who some of the Everafters who populate the town are.  It introduces the tensions that come into play in later books and gives some clues as to what became of their parents a year and a half ago when they disappeared, seemingly abandoning their two children.
Along with setting things up for the series there is the fun of encountering Jack and some Giants, Prince Charming, the Big, Bad Wolf, Puck and the Three Little Pigs.  I plan on using this series this summer as a springboard to learn more about some fairy tales and nursery rhymes for my children.  Some of the characters they have heard of, but not all, so I think it will be fun to learn more.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810993228
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Sisters Grimm Series , #1
  • Pages: 312
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Buckley
Michael Buckley's previous books include a New York Times bestseller, a Kirkus Best Fantasy Book, and two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum winners. He has written and developed television shows for several networks. He lives with his wife, Alison, in New York City.
Peter Ferguson is a comic book and editorial artist living in Montreal, Canada.

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