Here is the review for The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley ~ It’s for the June 2009 reading challenge. Haven’t signed up yet? Check out the reading challenge a few spaces down! Just because I’ve finished doen’t mean it’s too late: You have until June 20, 2009 to sign up. Enjoy!
The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
Published by Amulet Books, copyright 2007
A fractured fairy tale that takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of an adventure, The Fairy Tale Detectives is a great read for any fantasy or adventure fan. The plot has wild twists and turns, with hilarious events and histerical characters. A page-turner for sure!
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have no idea what’s in for them when they are sent to live with there grandmother, who they believed was dead. The eccentric old woman tells the girls tales of how fairy tales are really true accounts of magical happenings, and it is the destiny of all Grimms to keep peace in the magical side of the world. While young Daphne accepts the stories with an open mind, Sabrina is convinced the woman is insane and makes plans to run away. Little does Sabrina know that old Grandma Grimm is telling them nothing but the truth, and that a huge problem – namely, a giant – is wreaking havoc throughout the magical and mundane worlds. Now it is the girl’s job to stop the giant, find the culprit, and rescue their grandmother, who may be a key to their survival. The Grimm sisters must also find out what REALLY happened to their parents, so that they can be saved.
Praise and Awards for the series:
New York Times Bestseller
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
Kirkus Best Fantasy Book
A Real Simple magazine ”Must-Have”
“Mystery meets fairy tale.” –The CBS Early Show
“Enormously entertaining…takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights.” –Time Out New York Kids
“Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning pages.” – R.L. Stine
“Kids will love sabrina and Daphne’s adventures as much as I did.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar
“Memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes.” – Kirkus, starred review
“Readers will have trouble putting this novel down.” The Dallas Morning News
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