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The Fairy-Tale Detectives

The Fairy-Tale Detectives

Series: The Sisters Grimm (Book #1)
by Michael Buckley Illustrated by Peter Ferguson

In the tradition of Lemony Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events" and Holly Black's "The Spiderwick Chronicles" comes a new humorous mystery of fantastic circumstances, "The Sisters Grimm."

When orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm, who lives in a strange town in New York state, known for its extraordinary number of unexplained and unusual crimes, they begin to unravel a mystery that leads to their ancestors' magical beginnings.

Life has been far from a fairy tale for Sabrina and Daphne Grimm. Yet, following the mysterious disappearance of their parents, it is revealed that they are descendents of the Brothers Grimm. They also discover that the Grimm’s Fairy Tales is actually a history book that documents magical mischief. The girls take on the family responsibility of being fairy-tale detectives — investigating magical phenomenon perpetrated by the Everafters, a parallel race of magical beings.They learn it is the Grimm family's legacy to keep the Everafters in line and the two sisters are the sole heirs to this challenge! They are soon on their first case. Readers accompany the two girls on a roller-coaster ride of an adventure to stop a giant from destroying their new hometown.

10, 11
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 6
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Fantasy, Mystery and Suspense

About the Author and Illustrator

Michael Buckley Author of "The Sisters Grimm" series.
Peter Ferguson

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