The Sisters Grimm : The Fairy-tale Detectives Bk. 1 Paperback
Illustrated by Peter Ferguson
Orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm, who lives in a town in rural New York State that experiences an extraordinary number of unexplained and unusual crimes.
As it turns out, the two girls are the descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a history book.
Snow White, the Three Little Pigs and countless other fairy-tale folk are all neighbours of Granny Grimm in a secret community of Everafters.
It's the Grimm family's legacy to keep the Everafters in line and Sabrina and Daphne are the family's newest detectives.
In this first book in the series, the girls are pitted against a giant who has been rampaging through town.
But who set the giant loose in the first place? Was it Mayor Charming, formerly Prince Charming, who has plans to get his kingdom back?
The Three Not-So-Little Pigs? Or a giant-killer named Jack, currently working at a Big & Tall store?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, cl / bw20 / tt20 illustrations, cl / bw / tt photographs
- Publisher: Abrams
- Publication Date: 24/01/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780810993228
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Review by dulcibelle
I really like this book. It's entertaining without talking down to the kids. Sabrina (the older sister) is a little grating - but, after all, she IS eleven (almost twelve).
Review by ejordheim
I love this book! It is funny, exciting and mysterious all at once. Though the main character, Sabrina, can be a bit annoying her younger sister, Daphne, makes up for it. Add to that a gigantic dog named Elvis and a collection of some of my favorite characters from a wide variety of stories and you have one fantastic story that you will love to read.
Review by catnor
I think this is a really good book for kids, mommys and dads. I like how they will soon find their parents maybe in the next book. My favorite part was at the end when Puck said, "I'm moving in" and handed in all his junk to Sabrina.
Review by Ms.Turtle
This is a good mystery book. But definately for advanced readers. This seris is all about one thing: Trust. It's really importanted to trust each other in dangerous stuff.
Review by ewyatt
Sabrina and Daphne find out they are Grimms, as in the fairy tale Grimms, who have the mission of helping to keep the Everafters in check. When their grandma and Mr. Canis (aka the big bad wolf) are kidnapped by a giant on the loose, they take on the case and try to rescue their family. Lots of fun to see the different fairly tale characters and to see the spunky sisters learn to embrace their newly found identities.
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