The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives
By Michael Buckley
Hi! Do you like fairy tales? For instance, Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast or Little Red Riding Hood? Well, what if you found out that your great-great-great-great grandfather was one of the Brothers Grimm? The Brothers Grimm were the writers of these fairy tales. And what if you also found out that they weren’t just the writers, but they were detectives and they solved every mystery? And that all of those fairy tales that you had read were real? I know that’s hard to believe, but just think about it because that exact thing happened to Daphne and Sabrina!
Daphne and Sabrina were sisters. Their parents abandoned them when they were really little and they wound up in an orphanage. They went to all kinds of houses, but none of them were right for the Grimm sisters. Then one day, their grandmother (who their father had said was dead!) adopted them. At first, Sabrina didn’t believe that this could be their grandmother, but she started believing when her grandmother took her to see a house that had crashed down. Right outside of the house was an outline of the footprint of a giant! And when she actually saw the giant with her own eyes, she believed what her grandmother had told her – that fairy tales were real. When their grandmother got caught by the giant, they had to gather up a friend and find a criminal to help them save her.
Will the grandmother be rescued before the giant eats her, or will all be lost and Sabrina and Daphne have to go back to the orphanage just as they were settling into their new home? As I always say, read the book to find out!
I recommend this book to readers who love adventure and excitement! Those readers who are all non-fictiony better not read this book because they will not like it! It is all about fictional characters that are made up. Although, here’s another part that I haven’t mentioned yet – all of the fairy tale creatures wished all of the Grimms dead because, if not for them, they wouldn’t be trapped on a little island.
A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:
“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor): There were a few scary parts, but none of which I think were too scary.
“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor): Zero. None. Nada.
I give this book 5 wands.
I loved it! Although it was a little hard to get into at first. I loved that it was about all of my favorite fairy tale fantasy characters. I haven’t read a book like that in awhile.