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Magic and Other Misdemeanors by Michael…

Magic and Other Misdemeanors (2007)

by Michael Buckley

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Series: The Sisters Grimm (5)

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I loved the suspense and adventure that was put into this book from past to present and present to the future. I can't wait to finish the series and find out if the Grimm sisters can stop the scarlet hand from taking over the world and a way to get their parents back awake. ( )
  SRaval | Jul 9, 2013 |
Least favorite so far...lots of skipping around and time travel and such. I got lost and I thnk most of our kids did also since that is the last one many of them read..... ( )
  carolvanbrocklin | May 3, 2013 |
In this newest Sisters Grimm mystery, magical artifacts are stolen from Everafters. But before Sabrina and Daphne can track down the culprit, they are sucked into a time portal and dumped fifteen years into the future. The future is a grim place where the Master and the Scarlet Hand have taken over the world. Sabrina and Daphne have to find a way back to their own time and prevent this future from happening. ( )
  soraki | Sep 24, 2012 |
The Grimm family is all back together at Ferryport Landing. The girls are finally being trained as fairy-detectives after Sabrina in the last book admitted that she did want to stay in the family business. And they are also taking things into their own hands by inviting princesses and others who were placed under spells to help figure out a way to wake up Henry and Veronica Grimm. But true help comes from an unexpected place.

But before they learn the secret/loophole, the girls are whisked away to find the truth about who exactly is stealing from the witches. By combining the magical items that are being stolen, strange effects are happening, including people and creatures coming and going from the past and future. And what will the girls do when they are pulled into the future and see their friends and themselves?

Meanwhile, Granny Grimm fights to keep her home. Mayor Heart wants to run out all the humans from Ferryport Landing; therefore, she has given them all a ridiculous tax on their houses, forcing them to leave. Somehow Granny manages to put together the fee, but after she pays it, Nottingham ups the fee.

In this book, the girls must face themselves and their destinies. They must fight to change the future. But most of all, they must somehow find away to stay at Ferryport Landing by solving a mystery that they may never solve. ( )
  deepikasd | Oct 13, 2011 |
good book about two sister detectives name sabrina and daphne who's parents were kidnapped by a group called the scarlet hand. sabrina and daphne don't know that there family is related to fairy tale characters. ( )
  chips23456 | Oct 5, 2009 |
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PUCK FLAPPED HIS WINGS HARD, but nothing he did could stop his body from being pulled toward the black, gaping hole that hovered above him. He looked like a worm struggling to avoid the hungry jaws of a catfish.

"Hello! We've got a problem," he cried as he flailed in midair.

Sabrina did the only thing she could think to do. She grabbed Puck's foot as he sailed past, hoping that their combined weight would stop his drift. Unfortunately she, too, was jerked off the ground. She cried out, but her grandmother, uncle, and Mr. Canis were too far away to reach her. Only Sabrina's sister, Daphne, was nearby. The little girl latched onto Sabrina's pant leg and was yanked off the ground as well. Now all three of them were caught in the hole's swirling gravitational pull.

Puck's face passed through the black hole and his head disappeared. His upper torso and arms followed, then his waist, and finally his knees. All that was left in this world of the boy fairy were his sneakers. Sabrina clung to them with all her strength, attempting to defy the impossible force.

"We're losing him," Daphne cried desperately.

"Puck, you have to fight it!" Sabrina shouted.

But her own words sounded laughable in Sabrina's ears. How could he fight something with such a powerful hunger? What could any of them do to stop themselves, and soon the rest of the world, from being sucked into nothingness?

Puck's shoes disappeared into the hole, though Sabrina could still feel them. She knew if she let go he would be gone forever, but she had problems of her own. The hole was starting to swallow her up. Both her arms sunk into the empty, dark pool. She took a deep breath and said a final silent prayer for her soul, hoping that God would find her on the other side, wherever that might be.

And then the hole quadrupled in size.
For Alison. You put a spell on me.
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"I'm sure this could be seen as child abuse," Sabrina groaned as she pulled a pillow over her head.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810972638, Paperback)

The latest exciting installment in the New York Times bestselling series


When the past and future start mixing with the present, Sabrina and Daphne have their first case to tackle solo—with a little help from the troublemaker Puck. The girls suspect that a rash of magical thefts may be at the root of the problem, but with Mayor Heart’s outrageous taxes to pay and Mr. Canis’s continuing transformation into the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms have a lot to worry about and not a lot of time to waste. Can Sabrina and Daphne solve the crime and change the future for the better?


Fans devour this clever series, which becomes more intriguing with each new book.

A Today Show Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids pick!

F&P level: U

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Fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm face their first case without Granny Relda's help when the future gets mixed up with the past in Ferryport Landing, and because some of the future does not look bright, Puck helps them try to make some changes.… (more)

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