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The Sisters Grimm Book 1: The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm) (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson

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Title:The Sisters Grimm Book 1: The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm)
Authors:Michael Buckley
Other authors:Peter Ferguson
Info:Amulet (2007), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Read but unowned, Donated
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Tags:fiction, fantasy

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A fun book to read with my daughter. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
A fun book to read with my daughter. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This is an entertaining adventure tale of two abandoned girls who discover a woman who claims to be their grandmother is alive. Not only do they have to adjust to living with someone they don't know, but the town they live in is full of disguised fairy tale characters.

Mostly this is an adventure, but there is plenty of humor and some sweet moments too. It's hard not to love the girls and feel strongly about the other characters, including Prince Charming, Jack the Giant Killer, Puck, Mirror, and the Three Little Pigs.

The narration by L. J. Ganser is excellent, with great pacing, accents, and voices.

P.S. I'm an adult, but I'm sure I would have enjoyed this as a child. ( )
  Connie-D | Jan 17, 2016 |
3.5 stars; round to 4

Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are two orphan sisters who have been passed from one terrible foster family to another after their parents' disappearance. Bu suddenly, they a being sent to live with a woman who claims to be their grandmother, Relda Grimm, a woman that they were told was dead by their parents.

Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live in Ferrysport Landing, New York, a quaint and relatively sleepy little town with an interesting history and even more interesting inhabitants, who are not all who or what they seem at first glance. Here, Sabrina and Daphne learn that they are the descendants of the famous fairy tale authors the Brothers Grimm, whose tales are really a collection of case files and histories of actual magical occurrences. No sooner have Sabrina and Daphne landed in Ferrysport when they are on their first case, saving their new town from a giant.

The Fairy-Tale Detectives is a charming little tale filled with charming characters drawn from the rich history of German (and other culture's) folklore. We meet Jack, the Giant Killer, Prince Charming, the big Bad Wolf, and a variety of other characters. Buckley's first installment of The Sisters Grimm series is a quick and pleasant read that does a good job of building the world of Ferrysport Landing. Granny Relda's character is wonderfully sketched; she embodies the eccentric grandmother who is nurturing, but, as far as the sisters are concerned more than a little crazy. Buckley's strongest character creations, however, are Sabrina and Daphne. Buckley does a great job of sketching their relationship and drawing Sabrina as the protective older sister who believes she should be the strong and responsible one in the sisterly relationship. My favorite character, by far, was Puck.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and may pick up a few more in the series to read. ( )
  slpwhitehead | Jan 17, 2016 |
3.5 stars; round to 4

Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are two orphan sisters who have been passed from one terrible foster family to another after their parents' disappearance. Bu suddenly, they a being sent to live with a woman who claims to be their grandmother, Relda Grimm, a woman that they were told was dead by their parents.

Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live in Ferrysport Landing, New York, a quaint and relatively sleepy little town with an interesting history and even more interesting inhabitants, who are not all who or what they seem at first glance. Here, Sabrina and Daphne learn that they are the descendants of the famous fairy tale authors the Brothers Grimm, whose tales are really a collection of case files and histories of actual magical occurrences. No sooner have Sabrina and Daphne landed in Ferrysport when they are on their first case, saving their new town from a giant.

The Fairy-Tale Detectives is a charming little tale filled with charming characters drawn from the rich history of German (and other culture's) folklore. We meet Jack, the Giant Killer, Prince Charming, the big Bad Wolf, and a variety of other characters. Buckley's first installment of The Sisters Grimm series is a quick and pleasant read that does a good job of building the world of Ferrysport Landing. Granny Relda's character is wonderfully sketched; she embodies the eccentric grandmother who is nurturing, but, as far as the sisters are concerned more than a little crazy. Buckley's strongest character creations, however, are Sabrina and Daphne. Buckley does a great job of sketching their relationship and drawing Sabrina as the protective older sister who believes she should be the strong and responsible one in the sisterly relationship. My favorite character, by far, was Puck.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and may pick up a few more in the series to read. ( )
  slpwhitehead | Jan 16, 2016 |
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THE DENSE FOREST BRANCHES scratched at their faces and arms, but Sabrina and Daphne couldn't stop runny, though they had long since passed the point of exhaustion. Fear was fueling each step now.

Another thunderous bellow rang in the distance, followed by the terrible sound of falling trees and shrieking animals.

"We have to find a way to stop it," Daphne cried between gasps.

Sabrina knew her little sister was right. But how? They were two children versus a vicious monster.

"I'll think of something," Sabrina said, dragging her sister behind an enormous oak tree for a much-needed rest. Sabrina squeezed her sister's hand to reassure her, while she forced oxygen into her own burning lungs. Her words were empty. She didn't have a plan. The only thing going on in her head was the thumping of blood roaring through her eardrums. But it made no difference. It had found them. Splintering wood and damp soil rained from the sky as the tree they stood next to was violently uprooted.

The two girls looked up into the horrible face above them and felt hot breath blow through their hair.


What's happened to our lives? Sabrina wondered. When had their world become unrecognizable? And what had happened to her, the eleven-year-old girl who only two days ago had been just an orphan on a train?
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In memory of my grandparents, Basil and Relda Gandee
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I'm going to die of boredom here, Sabrina Grimm thought as she looked out the train window at Ferryport Landing, New York.
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Genre: Comedy and Humour, Mystery and Suspense, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Series
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810993228, Paperback)

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.

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Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

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