The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fans of middle-grade fractured fairy tales, you need this series in your life.
The Sisters Grimm series, by Michael Buckley, weaves classic fairy tales with modern day plots, filled with suspense, mystery, adventure, and plenty of humor.
I read this whole series years ago to my oldest child, who is now a high schooler (and she says it's still one of her favorite series). I have started reading it again, now to my younger children. It's a perfect series to read aloud, with its combination of intense moments and laugh-out-loud jokes.
In the first book, The Fairy-Tale Detectives, orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to Ferryport Landing to live with their recently discovered grandmother. Once there, the girls learn that they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous fairy tales are actually real accounts of historic events. The girls must learn to trust the strange people in their new home town, all while fighting a giant in order to save them. And, of course, avoid the antagonizing fairy that is set on annoying them, stink jokes and all.
And now, Michael Buckley is getting a rare opportunity with the re-release of the 10th anniversary edition of The Sisters Grimm. Each book is getting a face-lift, if you will: new covers, new artwork and a chance for Mr. Buckley to edit and tweak the text, fixing mistakes that slipped through editing the first time. (He promises it isn’t a remake or a re-imagining, just making sure everything makes sense!)
If you enjoy fractured fairy tales, you will love this series!
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