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With the winning combination of Nancy Drew meets Shrek, this first book in the new Sisters Grimm series will entertain with a hilarious mix of mysteries and fairy tale twists.

In the tradition of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and The Spiderwick Chronicles comes a new humorous mystery of fantastic circumstances. The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy Tale Detectives introduces us to two orphaned sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. Grandmother Grimm lives in a strange town in New York State, known for it's extraordinary number of unexplained and unusual crimes. As soon as the sisters arrive, they begin to unravel a mystery that leads to their ancestors' magical beginnings. Sabrina and Daphne learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, who were actually detectives of the magical phenomenon perpetrated by the Everafters, a parallel race of magical beings. They soon discover it is the Grimm family's legacy to keep the Everafters in line and the two sisters are the sole heirs to this challenge!

In this first book in the series, the girls are pitted against giants, who have been rampaging through town in their search for an Englishman named Jack, currently working at the Big & Tall store.

In a new breed of mystery that intermingles humor, excitement, adventure and imagination, The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy Tale Detectives will inject the legends of fairytale with modern day sensibilities and suspense, creating an irresistible combination young readers will love!

Review:

"Readers well grounded in their fairy tales will get the most pleasure from recognizing the characters...but the fast pace, sly humor, and cleverly inserted vocabulary lessons will entertain even those who are meeting the characters for the first time." School Library Journal

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"The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers." KLIATT

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"[T]his tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Meet Edgar and Allan Poe — twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies.and#160;When theirand#160;belovedand#160;black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convinceand#160;their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well asand#160;deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?

With aand#160;mix of literary humor, mystery, a little quantum physics, and fun extras likeand#160;fortune cookie messages, letters in code, license plate clues --and#160;andand#160;playful illustrations thoughout --and#160;this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who loveand#160;the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

Synopsis:

This first book in the Sisters Grimm series introduces two orphaned sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother. When they learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, they soon discover it is the Grimm family's legacy to keep the Everafters in line--and the two sisters are the sole heirs to this challenge.

About the Author

This is Michael Buckley's first book. He has written and developed shows of Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV animation, the Sci-Fi Channel, and VH-1. His shows The Mole People and the New Sideshow can be seen regularly on the Discovery Channel. Michael also writes a monthly internet column for The Idiot Magazine. He lives in New York City.Peter Ferguson is a comic book and editorial artist who just published his first picture book with the Tricycle Press. He is also the illustrator of the young adult novels, The Anybodies and The Nobodies, by N.E. Bode. He lives in Montreal, Canada.

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aggirl95, December 23, 2007 (view all comments by aggirl95)
it is an asom book it is funny sad and suspenceful you grow to love the charicters.
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HAFSA340, March 22, 2007 (view all comments by HAFSA340)
This book is like the best book i have ever read in history. The people who you think are good are the villans and the people you think are bad are actually the good guys. I also liked this book because the writer uses fairytale charectars and makes them real in the book.This book is full of mystery,fiction,and don't forget it is funny! i hope you guys enjoy this book as much as i did.
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denisef, January 21, 2007 (view all comments by denisef)
I am a fifth grade teacher and I recently completed this book as a read aloud for my class. The students LOVED it. Some of them have already finished the second and third books, and are anxiously awaiting book four. I can tell I will be adding these to my library as soon as they are published! Fairy tale characters are cleverly woven throughout the story and the students enjoyed identifying the tales as the characters were encountered.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810959255
Author:
Buckley, Michael
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Illustrator:
Ferguson, Peter
Author:
Ferguson, Peter
Author:
Ward, David
Author:
McAlpine, Gordon
Author:
Zuppardi, Sam
Author:
Buckley, Micheal
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Mystery
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Misadventures of Edgar/Allan
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw throughout
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
7 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 312 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810959255 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Readers well grounded in their fairy tales will get the most pleasure from recognizing the characters...but the fast pace, sly humor, and cleverly inserted vocabulary lessons will entertain even those who are meeting the characters for the first time."
"Review" by , "The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers."
"Review" by , "[T]his tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes."
"Synopsis" by ,

Meet Edgar and Allan Poe — twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies.and#160;When theirand#160;belovedand#160;black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convinceand#160;their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well asand#160;deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?

With aand#160;mix of literary humor, mystery, a little quantum physics, and fun extras likeand#160;fortune cookie messages, letters in code, license plate clues --and#160;andand#160;playful illustrations thoughout --and#160;this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who loveand#160;the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

"Synopsis" by , This first book in the Sisters Grimm series introduces two orphaned sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother. When they learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, they soon discover it is the Grimm family's legacy to keep the Everafters in line--and the two sisters are the sole heirs to this challenge.
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