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The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives
by Michael Buckley First in a series; ages 9-12

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are orphaned sisters who have been shuttled from terrible foster parent to terrible foster parent until they land in the town of Ferryport Landing with a strange woman who says she's their grandmother.

She also claims that she and the girls are descendants of the fairy-tale-writing Brothers Grimm. And that the family's job is to keep an eye on the activities of Ferryport Landing's residents. And that those residents are really "Everafters," fantastical characters like Prince Charming and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North.

Yeah, right, Sabrina thinks, until her grandmother is kidnapped by a giant, and some police officers turn out to be the Three Little Pigs. Then Sabrina realizes that if she and Daphne don't do something -- thank goodness they have a magic mirror, a flying carpet and a fairy named Puck to help them -- no one will live happily ever after.

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