Book Review: The Fairy Tale Detectives

05 Jun

Here is the review for The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley ~ It’s for the June 2009 reading challenge. Haven’t signed up yet? Check out the reading challenge a few spaces down! Just because I’ve finished doen’t mean it’s too late: You have until June 20, 2009 to sign up. Enjoy!

The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

Published by Amulet Books, copyright 2007


A fractured fairy tale that takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of an adventure, The Fairy Tale Detectives is a great read for any fantasy or adventure fan. The plot has wild twists and turns, with hilarious events and histerical characters. A page-turner for sure!

Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have no idea what’s in for them when they are sent to live with there grandmother, who they believed was dead. The Fairy Tale DetectivesThe eccentric old woman tells the girls tales of how fairy tales are really true accounts of magical happenings, and it is the destiny of all Grimms to keep peace in the magical side of the world. While young Daphne accepts the stories with an open mind, Sabrina is convinced the woman is insane and makes plans to run away. Little does Sabrina know that old Grandma Grimm is telling them nothing but the truth, and that a huge problem – namely, a giant – is wreaking havoc throughout the magical and mundane worlds. Now it is the girl’s job to stop the giant, find the culprit, and rescue their grandmother, who may be a key to their survival. The Grimm sisters must also find out what REALLY happened to their parents, so that they can be saved.


Praise and Awards for the series:

New York Times Bestseller

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award

Kirkus Best Fantasy Book

A Real Simple magazine ”Must-Have”

“Mystery meets fairy tale.” –The CBS Early Show

“Enormously entertaining…takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights.” –Time Out New York Kids

“Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning pages.” – R.L. Stine

“Kids will love sabrina and Daphne’s adventures as much as I did.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

“Memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes.” – Kirkus, starred review

“Readers will have trouble putting this novel down.” The Dallas Morning News

Visit the Sisters Grimm website at:


Posted by on June 5, 2009 in Book Reviews


Tags: , , , ,

2 responses to “Book Review: The Fairy Tale Detectives

  1. Amanda

    June 15, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Sounds like a good read!

    P.S. I am almost done with The Goose Girl. It’s really good so far. I love it!

  2. Amanda

    June 19, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    Done with the Goose Girl. Great book….


Quoth the Reader...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: