Sisters Grimm Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley read by L.J. Ganser
I can’t believe that I didn’t write anything about this before because I did indeed listen to this before … maybe it was in that spell when I didn’t do much writing of my thoughts on books.
I love this series because it helps students learn about fairy tale creatures. There used to be a time when all kids knew all the fairy tales, yet now the children’s librarian at the local library says parents aren’t reading fairy tales to children anymore and so she feels the need to introduce the kids to these characters.
Fairy tales are our history and people make references to characters and if kids have never heard of them they can be at a loss — so here they are in all their glory.
Sabrina and Daphne are ‘orphans’ — abandoned by their parents more than a year ago. They have been in one foster family set up after another but they cause problems where ever they go and their Social Worker, Miss Smirt is at the end of her very short rope. Finally Granny Relda Grimm gets in contact with Miss Smirt and claims to be the grandmother. Sabrina doesn’t believe her because her parents had always said that they had no living relatives.
However they move to Ferryport Landing, NY, and they meet all kinds of fun people (and not so fun!): Mayor Charming, Mr. Canus, Puck, Jack the Giant Killer and Mirror.
It is a great series and it starts off beautifully. This book is recommended for all kids who like fun adventure!
Book DescriptionPublication Date: August 1, 2005 | Grade Level: 3 and up | Series: The Sisters Grimm (Book 1)With the winning combination of Nancy Drew meets Shrek, this first book in the new Sisters Grimm series will entertain with a hilarious mix of mysteries and fairy tale twists.
In the tradition of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and The Spiderwick Chronicles comes a new humorous mystery of fantastic circumstances. The Sisters Grimm (Book One): The Fairy Tale Detectives introduces us to two orphaned sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. Grandmother Grimm lives in a strange town in New York State, known for it’s extraordinary number of unexplained and unusual crimes. As soon as the sisters arrive, they begin to unravel a mystery that leads to their ancestors’ magical beginnings. Sabrina and Daphne learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, who were actually detectives of the magical phenomenon perpetrated by the Everafters, a parallel race of magical beings. They soon discover it is the Grimm family’s legacy to keep the Everafters in line and the two sisters are the sole heirs to this challenge!
In this first book in the series, the girls are pitted against giants, who have been rampaging through town in their search for an Englishman named Jack, currently working at the Big & Tall store.
In a new breed of mystery that intermingles humor, excitement, adventure and imagination, The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy Tale Detectives will inject the legends of fairytale with modern day sensibilities and suspense, creating an irresistible combination young readers will love!