Synopses & Reviews
A third installment in this much-talked-about new series of mysteries set in a modern-day fairy-tale community.
The sisters Grimm, intrepid detectives of fairy-tale crime, come face to face with their parents' kidnappers, the mysterious organization of Everafters who call themselves The Scarlet Hand. One of them turns out to be the world's most famous fairy-tale character and the other an unstoppable killing-machine known as the Jabberwocky. Without Mr. Canis (aka The Big Bad Wolf) fighting at their side, the girls have little hope that they'll be reunited with their mother and father. That is until their long-lost Uncle Jake returns home with stories of a weapon, now destroyed, that can kill the Jabberwocky. The girls must find the pieces so the deadly blade can be reforged, and in the process butt heads with some of the most powerful Everafters in Ferryport Landing. Will the sisters Grimm save the day?
"Book three in the Sisters Grimm series, The Problem Child by Michael Buckley, continues the adventures of 11-year-old Sabrina and seven-year-old Daphne, first introduced in The Fairy-Tale Detectives (PW praised the book's 'good-natured inanity and eccentric personalities'), descendents of Jacob and Wilhelm. Here they set out to solve the most important mystery of their lives: what happened to their parents more than a year ago? The search for answers leads them to the most famous fairy-tale character of all." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning the pages." R.L Stine, author of the Goosebump series
"Ferguson's black-and-white illustrations beautifully accent this entertaining story." Children's Literature
"Recommend this to anyone who is craving a bit of dark humor rolled up with whimsy and adventure." School Library Journal
Sabrina Grimm--along with her grandmother, sister, and several fairy-tale characters--tries to discover who has kidnapped her parents and looks for a way to rescue them. Reprint.
About the Author
Michael Buckley's previous books include a New York Times
bestseller, a Kirkus
Best Fantasy Book, and two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum winners. He has written and developed television shows for several networks. He lives with his wife, Alison, in New York City.
Peter Ferguson is a comic book and editorial artist living in Montreal, Canada.