Saturday, May 26, 2012

SATURDAY SERIES: "The Sister's Grimm" By Michael Buckley, Illustrated by Peter Ferguson

These books are VERY popular at our school library. Last year a fourth grade girl begged me to buy book 6, (we didn't have any at all), because she was "dying" to read it.  I bought them all and they have flown off the shelves.  They are a "New York Times Best Selling Series" and kids seem to want more.  

Amazon readers give all of these books 4-5 stars and the School Library Journal says the following:  "Grade 4-6–Buckley has created a world in which humans and fairy-tale creatures live side-by-side in rural New York in an uneasy alliance. Brought here by Wilhelm Grimm in an attempt to save them, the Everafters are now kept in check by the man's descendants. Enter Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, two sisters seemingly abandoned by their parents, who have been brought to live with a grandmother whom they thought was dead. Heartbroken and wary, the girls are immediately swept up in a mystery that includes giants, pixies, fairies, and witches. Readers well grounded in their fairy tales will get the most pleasure from recognizing the characters–Prince Charming, Jack-the-Giant-Killer, the Three Pigs, the Magic Mirror, and more–but the fast pace, sly humor, and cleverly inserted vocabulary lessons will entertain even those who are meeting the characters for the first time. Softly rounded, black-and-white illustrations and old-fashioned silhouettes at the chapter headings complete the first-rate design of this madcap adventure.–Sharon Grover, Arlington County Department of Libraries, VA 
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Amazon's Book Description

April 1, 2007  and up

In paperback for the first time, the Sisters Grimm take readers to a world where fairy tales are fact and not everyone is who they seem!  In book one of this bestselling series, sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files. The girls are the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, and their new hometown is filled with Everafters (as magical folks like to be called)—some good and some very, very bad. When a mysterious Everafter sets a giant loose on the town, it’s up to the Sisters Grimm to save the day.

It sounds like they are a lot of fun for both boys and girls ages 7+.  If you or your children or students have read any of the books in the series "The Sisters Grimm" I'd love to know what you think.  Visit their web site at 

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5

Book 6

Book 7

Book 8
The Sisters Grimm: Book Eight: The Inside Story (Sisters Grimm, The)

Book 9
The Sisters Grimm: Book Nine: The Council of Mirrors (Sisters Grimm, The)

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