January 25, 2012

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

Who do you call when Fairy Tale creatures begin to cause trouble in the real world?  The Grimms, of course.  Unfortunately, twelve-year old Sabrina and her little sister Daphne have no clue how this will affect them, they only know that after a year and a half of terrible foster homes after their parents' mysterious disappearance, an old lady who seems to be absolutely bonkers is trying to get them to investigate the appearance of a nasty giant in the town of Fairy Landing.  Before long they are up to their their necks in fairy tale follies, and they begin to realize that fairy tale creatures would be very happy if the Grimm family were gone forever.

Why did it take me so long to try this wonderful series?  The writing is fantastic, the story a fresh new take on the old fairy tales, and the characters absolutely hilarious.  One sister is sweet and trusting, the other tough and independent, and their grandmother zany, lovable, and surprisingly powerful.  This is an adventure, a drama, a mystery, and a fantasy tale all wrapped into one delightful story.  This series, by the author of N.E.R.D.S., is sure to please a wide array of readers. Don't believe me?  Read the book, then we'll talk.  But watch out for that giant!


Momo said...

Hi Mr K
The Grade 4 and 5 girls in my library really like this series. Did you know there are lots more?

I liked all the fairy tale and nursery rhyme references.


I know you were reading Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner (an Australian author) thought you should know book 2 is out it is called City of Lies - The Keepers series. I really enjoyed it.

Keep up the great work. I am planning to buy a Kindle so I can pre-read your blog titles before purchasing them for my school library.

Ali B said...

Looking forward the reading The Sisters Grimm. My dear friend, a fifth grade teacher, loves them right along with her students.