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The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm | [Michael Buckley]

The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm

The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.
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Publisher's Summary

The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.

©2005 Michael Buckley; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Rebecca Baltimore, MD, United States 05-01-12
    Rebecca Baltimore, MD, United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Even for adults!"

    I admit, I'm caught up in the new TV servies Once Upon a Time and perhaps that was what first intreguied me about this book series, and rightfully so! I can't help but enjoy the parallels between the fairy tale characters and their real world facade (similar to the TV show I mentioned). The girls are endearing and the characters are interesting and amusing. The narrator does a wonderful job performing the voices and carrying the story. I wish I had a little one to enjoy this series with me! It is a nice, light read.

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    Ta Lisa moreno Valley, CA, USA 04-14-12
    Ta Lisa moreno Valley, CA, USA 04-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyable Story"
    Would you listen to The Fairy-Tale Detectives again? Why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who listens with their kids. My kids really loved how the fairy tale stories and characters are woven into the story. I will be downloading more from the series.


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    Jennie Kissimmee, FL, United States 04-06-12
    Jennie Kissimmee, FL, United States 04-06-12
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    "Nice Book for Kids"

    I am an adult but bought this book because it looked interesting. It is set in our present day and follows two sisters who are the decendants of the Brothers Grimm. They are thrown in the middle of a mystery involving fairy tale characters. It was an easy listen and helped pass the time while I did my cleaning. Although this is really for kids, it can be enjoyed by adults too. There are some unresolved questions at the end of the story so I am thinking that this book may have a sequel.

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    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-06-12
    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    What did you like best about The Fairy-Tale Detectives? What did you like least?

    This was an imaginative story that would best appeal to younger readers. I liked it but it doesn???t have the wide appeal of books like Harry Potter that have characters that will also appeal to an adult audience.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story is great. Can???t say I???d change anything in the plot. I???d just like to see more character development.


    What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Ganser???s voices were entertaining. I???m glad I did this one audible.


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    william LITTLETON, CO, United States 04-05-12
    william LITTLETON, CO, United States 04-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I didn't realize that this was a book that would be more entertaining to children than adults.


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    Sheila 12-07-11
    Sheila 12-07-11 Member Since 2015

    Shameless book addict whose life was made immeasurably happier when I discovered audiobooks made housework tolerable and long drives a joy.

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    "Hysterically demented takes on the old favorites"

    The Fairy-Tale Detectives breathes hysterically funny new life into all the old favorites. In the world of Sabrina, Daphne, and Relda Grimm the folk of fairy tales are alive and living as neighbors, friends, and even enemies. Watching a favorite character cope with the modern world, display unexpected foibles, or interact with characters well outside their own stories is intoxicating and fun. The sisters and their friend Puck display all the affection, friendship, and spirited rivalry one would expect in siblings, all the while making parents thank the heavens their children can't get up to magical hijinks. I've rarely read a series of books so creative, engaging, and full of laughs. Reading them never fails to lift my spirits. The only downside the books have is the stitch you'll get in your side.

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    Carol Marissa, IL, United States 08-27-11
    Carol Marissa, IL, United States 08-27-11 Member Since 2015
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    "good for any age"

    I really didn't want to turn the book off. Now to get the rest of them lol

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 03-10-12
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 03-10-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Not just a childrens book"

    I thought I'd try this because audible had on sale. I was not disappointed. Cute, funny, charming, in more ways than one. The fairy-tale detectives starts out really well in this first book in series. I will most likely get the next because it was so amusing.

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    Judy 06-27-13
    Judy 06-27-13 Member Since 2015

    TT mom

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    "not compelling enuf to keep me on the treadmill"

    ok, but not good enuf. didn't finish it.
    didn't really care how it came out!

    (looks like 15 words to me!)

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