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The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1) Paperback – April 1, 2007
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Anyway, I was so impressed I felt I had to write a review. Anything that can get my kid to read rather than sit on his butt playing video games is a godsend.
Michael Buckley has created a delightful new series that's part mystery, part fantasy, and part adventure. Ferryport is a special town, with an unusual population that includes pixies, dwarves, and all the other kinds of characters that ever populated fairy tales and legends. The Grimm sisters quickly discover that they are heirs to a family legacy that includes writing the continuing history of these "Ever Afters" and solving Ferryport's mysteries. In this case, that mystery includes the appearance of a giant. But not to worry, the Grimm sisters are on the case! Buckley manages to take the tropes of a good mystery novel and create a cast of fairy tale characters to fill the roles and provide the clues. The writing is intelligent and witty without overwhelming the young reader or becoming to simplistic for the audience. At two hundred and eighty pages or so, this will be a decent read for the youngster graduating from the shorter series work and still seeks for something in the same format. Even for an adult reader like myself, the story had me hooked from the beginning, and while I had some notion of how it was going to play out, even I was surprised by a few of the twists and turns the story took. Buckley creates some grand characterizations and a some very good chuckles, such as Jack working in a men's Big and Tall shop.Read more ›
Fantastic series. I cannot say enough about these books.
Clever plots, great characters, lots of humour that kids usually get, but parents will enjoy. And it is very, very fun guessing which 'fairy tale' character is which in the books.
We would give 10 stars if we could!!!
If you're not sure if your child is old enough for this book, buy it anyway and read it for yourself. This is the kind of literature that inspires a lifelong love of reading.
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This was a gift but I did read it as well and I enjoyed the story.Published 16 hours ago by Diane T
My 16 year old niece told me about this series when we were discussing books. It sounded fun so I decided to check it out. It was a lot of fun. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kora87
this book series is amazing, and if your looking for a good book, pick this one!!!!!!! it is a mix of fairytales and mystery.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A unique twist on classic fairy tales. Buckley intertwines elements that are relatable for younger readers. A family friendly book that everyone will get a kick out of. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SassyPooh
Loved this book. Great book for my kids and me. My daughter and son really enjoyed reading. Engaging - makes you rethink fairytalesPublished 2 months ago by Mp
My son read this at school and begged me to read it again (3rd grade). It was a fun bedtime story for both of us. We already have the second one waiting on the bookshelf.Published 3 months ago by L. Hughes