I shared our Sisters Grimm family book club at Arizona Mama and now I’m sharing my book review with you! Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley is a middle grade book about two sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with their grandma in the town of Fairyport Landing.
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. – Amazon
This book is chock full of twisted fairy tales as the Everafters try to live normal, every day lives. The term ‘fairy tale’ is used pretty loosely, Shakespear’s Puck is a main character. The Grimm family detective work keeps the peace, even if the Everafters would rather they didn’t.
Besides being thrown into a new life of detective work, the young girls are also dealing with their parents disappearance, a year bouncing around the foster care system and finally their eccentric grandma. If this isn’t hard enough, try sorting out this kind of crazy life with a giant chasing you!
It was a little young for my taste, but still a light and easy read. My younger kids have devoured the series, so I may continue working on it myself. I’d give this book three slices.