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The fairy-tale detectives
Michael Buckley
Children's Fiction BUCKLEY

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Annika said:
I really love this series. It's definetley my favorite series. Everyone should read it. It always keeps you on your toes and you can never put it down.
posted Nov 30, 2008 at 12:23PM
Avatar for Allison656568 Allison656568 said:
I really liked this book. It sounds cheesy but it isn't. It also has lots of good sequels.
posted Mar 26, 2009 at 10:36PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Eleven-year-old Sabrina Grimm and her kid sister Daphne have been on their own ever since their parents disappeared a year ago. Hoisted from one foster home to another, the girls—especially Sabrina—are tough, quick, and independent. When a woman claiming to be their Grandmother Grimm takes them into her home, Sabrina is suspicious. Their parents told them their grandparents were dead, and no twinkly-eyed lady is going to win her over that easily. Daphne, on the other hand, is enthralled with Granny Relda—because this strange woman also claims that the Grimms are descended from none other than the fairy tale-writing brothers Grimm, and that the family’s long-time duty has been to solve crimes committed by and against the unusual inhabitants of the town of Ferryport Landing. By unusual Granny really means magical, because the townsfolk are straight out of every fairy tale and childhood classic you’ve ever read, from Prince Charming to Puck to the Three Pigs. And these “Everafters” can cause a lot of trouble—which becomes all too clear when Granny Relda goes missing. Now, like Harry Potter going from Muggle to magician, it is up to Sabrina and Daphne to embrace their untapped magical sides, save that little old lady, and keep their family—such as it is—together. Author Michael Buckley is very clever in his use of fairy tales personalities, but even if your knowledge of storybook folk is a little rusty, there’s still plenty of madcap adventure and tongue-in-cheek wit to go around.
posted Oct 28, 2010 at 5:45PM
juliza said:
Two sisters who live in New York come home one day to find out that their parents have been kidnapped. With no living relatives, they are dragged into a hopeless foster-care system. After an entire year of fighting for their lives, someone claiming to be their grandmother takes them to a near deserted town in upstate New York. The two girls see things that can only happen in fairy tales...or can they? Micheal Buckley has creative skills that capture the readers attention and give them and adventure that will only happen in dreams.
posted Aug 10, 2012 at 2:25PM
puffy111 said:
This book was amazing. I like it because its all about fairy tales ( first book in its series ), Sabrina Grimm and her sister Daphne’s parents one day disappear. With no other family members they are dumped an a orphanage but one day they find there grandmother Relda Grimm in Ferryport Landing. At that moment everything changes. They start unraveling secrets they never knew. If you want to know them and much more read... The Fairy tale Detectives by Michael Buckley!!!
posted Apr 29, 2014 at 5:27PM
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main characters Sabrina
Sent to live with her grandmother; descendent of the Brothers Grimm; highly suspicious.

Sabrina's younger sister; sent to live with her grandmother; descendent of the Brothers Grimm.

Relda Grimm
Sabrina and Daphne's grandmother; took the sisters into her home; descendent of the Brother Grimm.

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