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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 ›
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.
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!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a bridgeway of words that will led you to the magical town, Ferryport and to Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, our heroines. Read morePublished 15 days ago by W. Jeon
I love this book so much . it is so funny and i love all the fairy tales mixed in. sabrina remaineds me of myself . I would definitely recommend this book to all my friends.Published 1 month ago by Valerie
If book heroes and villains were real would they live up to our expectations? I loved finding out as the Grimm sisters met several of the Everafters during their search for Grandma... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tulips
I was very happy with the product and the promptness of delivery.Published 2 months ago by charles anthony wisdom