The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm #1)

The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm #1)
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10+
Release Date
October 01, 2005
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0810959259
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For Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, life has not been a fairy tale. After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, the sisters are sent to live with their grandmother--a woman they believed was dead! Granny Relda reveals that the girls have two famous ancestors, the Brothers Grimm, whose classic book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files of magical mischief. Now the girls must take on the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives.

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Loved it!!
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Reader reviewed by Julie

I loved this book so much. It was very mysterious and thrilling. You never knew which turn the book would take next.  I couldn't wait to read the next book and the one after and so on.. I really like fairy-tales and this book brought them to life. I think this book is aged more for younger readers, but anyone can read it. It was one of my favorite books ever.
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AWESOME!!
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Reader reviewed by Julie

This book was very good from beginning to end. I loved how it brought Fairy-Tales to life. I read this book in a couple of hours, it wasn't very long. I thought these books were awesome because what you thought was going to happen, never happened. The most unexpected thing would happen, and you would have to read on, to see what would happen next. This book is one of my favorite books.

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The Truth About Fairy Tales
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Reader reviewed by Booked Books

As we all know perfectly well, real life simply isn't a fairy tale. Not everyone gets a happy ending. But what if we abandon this mindset and believe they are as true as they come? What if everything we ever learned about The Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Cinderella, etc. were true? Crazy, huh? That's what Sabrina Grimm initially thought when her so-called grandmother told her that fairy tales are true-to-life historical accounts and that their family is related to the famous Grimm brothers. After all, Sabrina doesn't have a reason to believe her grandmother. She and her sister Daphne were deemed orphans after their parents mysteriously disappeared, and her father had told her before that her grandmother was dead. So when a woman claiming to be their grandmother adopts the siblings, it's no wonder that Sabrina is an extreme skeptic. It's not until Sabrina encountered a real giant that she began to believe her seemingly lunatic grandmother. Upon this realization, Sabrina and Daphne must oblige with their fate as the Grimm sisters and rescue the town.


Like most normal kids, I grew up reading fairy tales; however, I never outgrew them. I always love books with a new remix on classic fairy tales, and this novel did not disappoint. The blend of mystery within fairy tale makes the story so much more intriguing. Characters I know and love each have a different side to them, making them all the more complicated and realistic. Buckley cleverly and creatively introduces new characters (like the Grimm sisters) while adding to the already known fairy tale characters and creatures. Sabrina makes an exceptional protagonist. She's only twelve years old, but she's already taking care of her sister so well. She's smart and cunning; she always knows how to perfectly run away from the crazy foster homes she's placed in. One of her most distinctive qualities as well as my favorite quality about her is that she's extremely skeptical in the beginning. This made a lot of room for humor as she's never afraid to speak her mind. There aren't many books that can have me laughing out loud, but The Fairy-Tale Detectives is definitely one of them.
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Reader reviewed by Cheyenne

I really love series book, after just having finished the Harry Potter series, I was desperate for another. The Sisters Grimm was the perfect choice. After reading the first book, I was addicted. It's a delightful little book. It's an easy read and laugh out loud funny. When I read it in school, I start snickering and now people have started looking at me like I'm crazy. It's impossible to put down because you always have to know what happens next. It's so interesting that I must've read it five times already, and I hate rereading, that just shows how much I like it. Even when I was young, I had never been one for fairy tales. That has all changed because of the Sisters Grimm. Now you can see me reading children's books and googling fairy tale stories. My friends think I'm absolutely batty. But sometimes when you're in love (as I am with this series) you do strange, strange things.
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Fabulous start on a new series
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Reader reviewed by LaLa

I love this new series! It is the perfect twist on all the old fairy-tales and legends. The story starts with us meeting two sisters that have been going through a rough patch. Their parents have seemingly abandoned them and they have been bounced from somewhat bad foster home to really bad foster home. They are being taken from the city to live with their grandmother, who they were told was dead. Characters from all the classic literature appear in this story which also fits into the mystery genre. I can't wait to read the 2nd and 3rd in the series!
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