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The Fairy-tale Detectives

Buckley, Michael (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.
Authors: Buckley, Michael, 1969-
Title: The fairy-tale detectives
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2005
Characteristics: 284 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Buckley
Summary: Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.
ISBN: 0810959259
9780810959255
Branch Call Number: j BUCKLEY
Subject Headings: Monsters Juvenile fiction Grandmothers Juvenile fiction Orphans Juvenile fiction Sisters Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Monsters
Grandmothers
Orphans
Sisters
LCCN: 2005011784
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Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.


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Even as a twenty-something I found this book quite entertaining and surprisingly dark at times. I really liked how the main characters didn't change personalities as soon as they began living with their grandmother as it made the story more realistic. The fairytale characters are woven into the plot in clever ways and with clever touches of humour.

Apr 27, 2014
  • fluffyunicorns rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it's a great book i couldn't stop reading it!

Mar 14, 2014
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have been orphans since the day their parents disappeared. Since then, they have been moved from foster home to foster home, each crazier and more dangerous than the next. Then suddenly their grandmother appears to claim them. The grandmother their father told them was dead. And she wants them to believe that they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm and therefore the heirs to the role of protectors of the fairy tale characters that inhabit this world.

Mar 03, 2014
  • indigo_hummingbird_69 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved these books! They've got an awesome plot, and the whole series is really great. Even got a satisfying ending. ;)

This book is very exciting and
action-packed. I really enjoyed reading it.

Mar 07, 2013
  • lakevilla_IDOL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a good book, but not as good as its others, but a very good start of the series

Dec 17, 2012
  • alangone rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Two sisters, Daphne, 7, and Sabrina Grimm, 11, find themselves in a series of awful foster homes after their parents (and only living relatives) inexplicably disappear. The real story starts when the girls are dropped off with a new foster mom who turns out to be their grandmother Grimm, an Everafter who lives in an isolated and strange little town in upstate New York filled with mythic and fairy tale characters. Snow White is a school teacher, Prince Charming the Mayor, The 3 Pigs are Police. The sister's Grimm must get used to their new life while solving a crime involving a destroyed farm house and a huge foot print, while saving their Grandmother from a kidnapping Giant. Part mystery, part fractured fairy tale, part adventure the story is delightful, but long and windy-- take note because not all 4 to 6 graders will be ready for a thick twisty plot and 300 pages. But for those that are the book is a clever and funny and satisfying first in series.

As of Dec 12, stopped on page 105.

Aug 10, 2012
  • sylviamasse rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love how the incorperate fairy tales into this ausome story!!!

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Jul 09, 2013
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Aug 10, 2012
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Feb 05, 2012
  • KathleenZ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with their grandmother in Ferryport Landing in New York, the grandmother which they formerly believed dead, approximately a year and a half after the disappearance of their parents. They are soon met with a surprising discovery - they find out that fairy tale creatures, better known as "Everafters", exist, after said "dead" grandmother is kidnapped along with her friend Mr Canis by a giant. Sabrina and Daphne, with the help of a shape-shifting fairy named Puck, a Mirror, and a short guy called Jack who speaks really, really weirdly, have to find and save their grandmother, and solve the mystery of What is Going On Here?

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Feb 05, 2012
  • KathleenZ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"You're kidding, right?" said Sabrina hopefully. "You're not going to let that smelly kid stay here with us?"

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