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  1. says:

    Needing something a little shorter to fit into my reading schedule, I turned to this series debut by Michael Buckley, which takes readers behind the scenes and into the stories of the Brothers Grimm Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have been shipped off from one foster home to another for many years What they re told that their paternal grandmother has agreed to take care of them, though Sabrina becomes very dubious, having heard that the woman died many years ago However, after meeting the slightly eccentric woman and seeing family photographs, the girls are apt to believe these tall tales The transition from NYC to Ferryport Landing is a shock, though not as much as the truth behind their ancestry Grimms have long been around to ensure that Everafters are protected, but also abide by all the rules, keeping humans from locking them away That being said, the form of protection offered is isolating them in their current township and not permitting any further exploration Surely a factor in all the resentment Grandma Grimm explained further that she is a form of detective, working to puzzle together some of the odd happenings around Ferryport Landing while also battling the sinister ways of Mayor Charming, once an English prince and now a power hungry fool With Sabrina and Daphne on board to help, they come across a house that s been flattened by what one can only presume is a large boot, beanstalk leaves surrounding the property The girls watch their grandmother in action as she opens up the investigation and begins positing what might have happened However, as luck would have it, a giant returns to the scene large boot and all where he scoops up Grandmother Grimm, leaving the girls in a sense of panic A new mystery on their hands how to retrieve their grandmother the girls seek the assistance of other Everafters, while dodging some of the nefarious characters who cross their paths One can only hope that this will have a happy ending for all Buckley uses some strong fairytale references, sure to entertain the young adult or teen reader, surely the target audience for this book.Sometimes you need a reading break, but are not fully prepared to turn to the newspaper funny pages In those cases or when I need something shorter , I turn to YA books, where I can usually suspend my belief system and yet still be entertained Buckley provides that here with this first novel in what looks to be a fairly developed series all about the Sisters Grimm and their detective capabilities Mixing the story of two humans in a community full of Everafters read characters from fairytales , Buckley is able not only to provide the reader with some semblance of a connection to previous well known stories, but also twist the character to suit the story, such as the sheriff who was once one of the three pigs but has since become a corrupted and hoofed authority figure Buckley seeks not to create fully believed scenarios, but at least entertain with the characters who pepper the pages of this story The plot is decent for what it is and I was impressed with the flow, keeping the story moving without getting too bogged down in silly humour though what might be right in line with the age range for the piece It served its purpose for me and I will try to use the age appropriate filter here, seeing Neo return to these books in a few years when he is a strong individual reader and criticising my review for being off the mark.Kudos, Mr Buckley, for such a wonderful debut piece I think I may return for in the future, as there is something fun about these stories.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge


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    That s why crazy people are so dangerous You think they re nice until they re chaining you up in the garage How did I miss this book in life Why did I never even hear about it Thankfully I have remedied this situation and read the book This is what I expect in a great middle grade novel This book was well written, had wonderful characters, great adventure, lots of humor and just an overall good time I have no clue why I have never heard of this book, but I m sure glad I stumbled past it in my library and it caught my eye I adore The Brothers Grimm so when I saw that name attached to this book it was a no brainer for me I knew this book was going to be made just for me.I had no real expectations with this books, since I had never heard of, so it was a very pleasant surprise to read something so great I was pretty surprised at the humor in this one, it was something that adults could enjoy just as much as kids There was nothing inappropriate though I know some children t movies and books have adult jokes in them that can kind of push the line this wasn t like that It s completely safe to let your kids read, in my opinion.I m a sucker for fairy tales and nursery rhyme characters and this had them in abundance This book is what I was expecting from The Land of Stories but didn t get I don t think there were any characters that I didn t like and the kids weren t annoying or whiny, which is a plus They are sisters hence the title and their relationship with each other was very believable Another huge plus for me with this book is that I LOVE that they included Puck in this story, for those who are familiar with that character I m sure it will bring a smile to your face as well I would highly recommend this one If there was a set for sale on the entire series, I would just go ahead and purchase it, that is how impressed I was with this first installment of the series I will certainly continuing the series Five stars all the way for me.


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    This was a playful and fun book, with a few flaws.Sabrina and Daphne s parents disapear one day out of the blue, and the police can t find them They bounce from one horrible foster home to another, until an old lady comes forward claiming to be their Grandmother This is weird, because their parents told them their Grandmother was dead When they meet her, she tells them that they are descended from The Brother s Grimm, who wrote down true events that occured with real creatures All of these creatures have now moved to America, and live in the town that they are now in It is the Grimm s family job to keep these fairy tale creatures in line, which is a big job.One thing that really bugged me was that the story is told through Sabrina s pov, and she spends the first 100 pages doubting everything and being a brat I think the story would have been a lot enjoyable if it had been told through Daphne s pov She s a sweet girl, and it would have made it a much better story There are also several flaws The most glaring one is that the Grimm s, generations ago, bonded the fairy tale creatures to the one town, but the catch was that they bonded themselves there too If the Grimm s can t leave that town, how did Sabrina and Daphne s father move to NYC, and how did they live there themselves It s never explained Another flaw is how many story creatures this town has Okay, there are the Grimm creatures, and Hans Christian Anderson, and the Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland, and Shakespeare s Midsummer Night s Dream, but then later on in the story, King Arthur shows up At some point the author has to draw a line, before it becomes every creature from every story, and not just fairy tale creatures.Overall it was a fun, original, fractured take on the fairy tales There were jokes that rewarded you for having read the fairy tales, and also from these creatures having to interact with the modern world The kind of humor you would find in Jasper Fforde s stories, and that I particularly like It also has a good plot, with a twist at the end that I really didn t expect, which I find very rarely in books on the junior side of the library On top of that, it s a cute little book, with pages about the size of my hand It s a shame that the flaws were so glaring and detracted from an otherwise really cute book There s a second in the series, and I m definitely going to read it I bet it will be a lot enjoyable now that Sabrina is not doubting everything around her


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    Magic in the wrong hands only leads to chaos.Two orphaned girls discover that they re actually related to the Brothers Grimm, and that that famous book of fairy tales is really a true account of past events They re also surprised to learn that their grandmother is a fairy tale detective, and she expects them to join her in the crime solving biz So, what s their first case Well, it s a doozy I hear they re already trying to rescue their grandmother Can you believe it said the White Rabbit Two kids taking on a giant The whole family will be pushing up daisies by morning That s right there s a giant on the loose Sounds like a job for Jack the Giant Killer, but first the girls will need to bust him out of prison This was loads of fun, IF you don t think about it too much The characters in this enchanted tale come not just from fairy tales, but from all walks of literature I half expected to run into Pippi Longstocking and Huck Finn Who know Maybe they ll show up in some later volumes There are eight to go, and I think I ll probably try to read every one of them.It s probably only a three and a half star read, but I ll round up since the author did go to some darker places that I was not expecting.


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    Michael Buckley begins this children s series with a compelling premise The stories of the brothers Grimm and other fairy tale originators Hans Christian Andersen, etc are all true In a Tolkien style spin, fairy tale creatures called Everafters used to coexist with humans, but since then they have been exiled to a small town near the suburbs of NYC The Grimm family is still around, monitoring the Everafters and suspicious crimes in the area.Unfortunately, this premise offers little compensation for having to deal with Sabrina Grimm during the first half of the novel Recently orphaned under odd circumstances, Sabrina age 11 and her younger sister are sent to their mysterious grandmother whom the girls were told had died years ago This all occurs in the first chapter From there to the halfway point, readers are privy to Sabrina s numerous railings against Granny Grimm proclaiming her as a fraud and a lunatic After the halfway point, when the author finally lets Sabrina be an effective character instead of her previous killjoy self, the story picks up Sabrina also becomes tolerable to read about At times Buckley seems to forget that he is writing a children s novel perhaps hoping to imitate Jasper Fforde s effective integration of fictional characters as real people into his popular Thursday Next novels This creates scenes that seem incongruously gory, some characters even seeming vicious, especially when, at other points, Buckley seems to be at pains to avoid writing about violence particularly with the circumstances of the girls being orphaned Buckley seems uncertain of his audience and his own style which changes throughout the narrative.Overall, the story reads like a setup for future books rather than an actual story that can stand alone Hopefully, now that Sabrina is out of her funk and the premise is in place, the sisters future adventures will be enjoyable to follow.You can find this review and on my blog Miss Print


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    Sabrina Grimm has a few problems 1 Her parents have disappered.2 She s the oldest sibling, and we all know what that means.3 She may or may not have Grandmother, who may or may not be crazy.4 She isn t a teenager yet, which means she only gets until 9 o clock.5 She can t open windows.6 She had foster parents who were way too partial to lima beans.7 She knows fashion impaired people.8 Some boy wants to drown her.While for children, this book will be enjoyed by adults The premise is somewhat similar to Fables Legends in Exile thought without the heavy symbolism and adult themes It s true, as some of the reviews have pointed out, that Buckley seems to use a very loose form of fairy tales and is inspired perhaps by Jasper Fforde and Into the Woods , but the book is amusing and easily accesible by both adults and children.What I like best, however, is Buckley s use of two girls as the chosen ones Too often the chosen one is a boy, and it is nice to see a book where it is two sisters who work together and love each her As an aside, why do male authors tend to use the female chosen one than female authors At least on the children s book level Terry Pratchett and China Mi ville, for instance have books where the lead character is a young girl Okay, true Pratchett had the Johnny Maxwell series, but before that he had Equal Rites When Rowling set up the next generation of Harry Potter in the epilogue, it was another boy I find it very intersting.This book as a nice sense of humor, is not too scary, and moves very quickly Additionally, I was quite impressed by the material at the end what would be a reading group guide in an adult book Not only does it include a brief letter from the author, but a brief overview of fairy tales ie as in terms of literary , suggestions for writing and constructing your own fairy tale, further reading in the form of books and websites, and a brief quiz All done to teach without looking like they are teaching.


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    The night is young, and by the grace of magic, so are we 2 stars, even 2.5 stars at best.Unfortunately this didn t make me feel as young as I should be In fact, I felt bored and felt like reading this was a bit of a chore, which is sad Again it might have something to do with reading my previous book at the same time so I pretty much could say, out of the both of them this one was the lesser Daphne and several characters were the saving graces for me, whereas Sabrina merely dominated the narrative and killed a far bit of the enjoyment for me Therefore I ve dubbed her Sabrina the Joy Killer, much to my distaste But both sisters were extreme opposites either one is too engrossed with everything Daphne 3 or they re so darn septic that they ruin the fun for others this was Sabrina for me.Other than that the fairytale aspect was really interesting, especially the twist at the end made me smile and laugh a bit I just wish there was for me there to enjoy namely if Sabrina hadn t seemed so negative and whiny throughout the story Again, I can understand Sabrina s character, it s just how she was presented to us, the readers, was a major turn off for me on several grounds x You can t judge the many by the actions of the few


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    The Fairy Tale Detectives is a pleasant audiobook read that fans of fairy tales young and those who are young at heart will probably enjoy I liked the idea that the Grimms were actually a real family of chroniclers whose legacy continues into the present Sisters Sabrina and Daphne make for likeable, fun protagonists I felt for them in that they had lost their parents and were adrift and lacking family and a home Their grandmother is the kind of gramps you dream of Although Sabrina was very argumentative and hard to deal with at first, it s understandable why She s acting out because of what she s dealing with She feels betrayed at her parents disappearance, and a series of bad foster homes, not to mention the burden of having to protect her younger sister Daphne was far likable, but then, she is still in that stage where she s resilient against the cold, cruel world I liked Granny Relda and Mr Canis and of course, their dog Elvis I liked the inside jokes of the fairy tale characters that are very familiar to those who enjoy the subject Puck was a lot of fun, and so were the three piggies who are now the law enforcement in town The author surprised me at the twist on the storyline I did not expect the direction the story went It s interesting that I had also read the first graphic novel in the Fables series Fables, Vol 1 Legends in Exile, so I saw some of the same characters with storylines that overlapped in interesting ways While this is a kids series, I think it has enough nuances that an older reader can enjoy it Why didn t I rate it higher I think the narrator and I didn t click very well I also felt like the story took a while to develop and get interesting, and it never got to that I have to hear what happens next phase Now that doesn t mean I won t continue this series I m definitely interested enough to keep going, but this isn t a series I have to read back to back I m happy to fill it in amongst other reading adventures But still, The Fairy Tale Detectives has an interesting concept and appealing characters that do make me want to come back to revisit them in the future.Overall rating 3.5 5.0 stars.


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    The best word for this little book is cute I think I put it on a shelf I call youth as in many ways it s very young and if my kids were small I d read it to them On the other hand there are jokes or humorous remarks that older readers will appreciate We start with two orphans who have ended up in the care of a dried up lady who dislikes kids but somehow ended up running an orphanage There have been a chain of.unfortunate foster parents to use a Lemony Snicketism Of course that may be a subjective viewdo you consider say, psychopaths and such as poor choices for parents Oh well.Now the girls, oh did I tell you they were sisters, or their family name Yes these are the Grimm sisters and they re off to live with their grandmother The only snag is that the girls parents before they disappeared of course had told them their grandparents were deadHummm.Well anyway nice book, good story, lots of humor concerning characters you ll recognize I ll probably read some of these for light reads when I can use a vacation from reality, seriousness and so on Enjoy.Nowby the way, I just thought I mention that this book was published in 2005 It s about a family named Grimm whose members have to solve mysteries and crimes concerning fairytale creatures that the rest of humanity don t see They live in Storybrook errrr Ferryport Landing or Fairyport Landing where all kinds of fairytale folk live And can t leave.Then there were a couple of TV shows that came into being in 2011 I m beginning to wonder if a couple of TV networks might have gotten ideas from.somewhere


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    The best word for this little book is cute I think I put it on a shelf I call youth as in many ways it s very young and if my kids were small I d read it to them On the other hand there are jokes or humorous remarks that older readers will appreciate We start with two orphans who have ended up in the care of a dried up lady who dislikes kids but somehow ended up running an orphanage There have been a chain of.unfortunate foster parents to use a Lemony Snicketism Of course that may be a subjective viewdo you consider say, psychopaths and such as poor choices for parents Oh well.Now the girls, oh did I tell you they were sisters, or their family name Yes these are the Grimm sisters and they re off to live with their grandmother The only snag is that the girls parents before they disappeared of course had told them their grandparents were deadHummm.Well anyway nice book, good story, lots of humor concerning characters you ll recognize I ll probably read some of these for light reads when I can use a vacation from reality, seriousness and so on Enjoy.Nowby the way, I just thought I mention that this book was published in 2005 It s about a family named Grimm whose members have to solve mysteries and crimes concerning fairytale creatures that the rest of humanity don t see They live in Storybrook errrr Ferryport Landing or Fairyport Landing where all kinds of fairytale folk live And can t leave.Then there were a couple of TV shows that came into being in 2011 I m beginning to wonder if a couple of TV networks might have gotten ideas from.somewhere


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