The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1)

Book 2 of 10 in the The Sisters Grimm Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 7Grades 4 - 6U5.256907

With the winning combination of Nancy Drew meets Shrek, this first book in the new Sisters Grimm series will entertain with a hilarious mix of mysteries and fairy tale twists.

In the tradition of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and The Spiderwick Chronicles comes a new humorous mystery of fantastic circumstances. The Sisters Grimm (Book One): The Fairy Tale Detectives introduces us to two orphaned sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. Grandmother Grimm lives in a strange town in New York State, known for it's extraordinary number of unexplained and unusual crimes. As soon as the sisters arrive, they begin to unravel a mystery that leads to their ancestors' magical beginnings. Sabrina and Daphne learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, who were actually detectives of the magical phenomenon perpetrated by the Everafters, a parallel race of magical beings. They soon discover it is the Grimm family's legacy to keep the Everafters in line and the two sisters are the sole heirs to this challenge!

In this first book in the series, the girls are pitted against giants, who have been rampaging through town in their search for an Englishman named Jack, currently working at the Big & Tall store.

In a new breed of mystery that intermingles humor, excitement, adventure and imagination, The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy Tale Detectives will inject the legends of fairytale with modern day sensibilities and suspense, creating an irresistible combination young readers will love!

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on August 1, 2005 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 0810959259
ISBN-13: 9780810959255
97 Book Reviews
  • rhinogirl9721
    rhinogirl9721over 1 year55 stars
    This book is for everyone! From adults to five-year holds, this book has something you'll love! The amazing adventures they go on throughout the series, fighting the "Master" and saving their friends from disasters, I think this is just the craziest book for young minds .
    • mercury_dust
      mercury_dustalmost 2 years55 stars
      Daphne and Sabrina totally remind me of my sister and myself XD
      • veronicagrimm
        veronicagrimmabout 2 years55 stars
        The Sisters Grimm series is amazing. I am on book five. I love the series because its fairytales but so much better.
        • harper611
          harper611about 2 years55 stars
          I'm reading this book and so far its awesome
          • horseridinggirl
            horseridinggirlover 2 years55 stars
            I LOVE the Sisters Grimm. The first book is just as good as all the rest! Sabrina and her sister Daphne, who stay in an orphanage, are sent to live with a crazy old lady who says she's their grandmother. She cooks crazy food, lives in a messy house, and just acts weird in general. After trying to escape from their room, being found, having their window nailed shut, and more, Sabrina and Daphne discover that they're actually related to the brothers Grimm.
            • nac
              nacover 2 years55 stars
              Ever since Sabrina and Daphne's parent's went missing they have been in and out of foster homes, and now they are being sent to live with a grandma which they never knew they had. It turns out the two sister's are descendants of the Grimm brothers, and that the Grimms have kept magical beings and people in line for centuries, and now the job falls to them. Now they must face giants, fairies, Pixies, and discover who is behind all of the criminal happenings in this small town of Everafters. This book reminded me of the Percy Jackson series the way it put a new twist on fairy tales and the modern world, and it was very interesting and a page turner for sure.
              • madisonann
                madisonannalmost 3 years55 stars
                THIS IS A ASOWME BOOK. it is full of a little fansasy and lots of adventure and mystery
                • gamergirlover 3 years
                  i love this book
                  • Jazzy0023Mae004over 3 years
                    i think this book has a BRILLIANT plot and is very eye catching:)
                    • tapipodokigohy
                      tapipodokigohyalmost 4 years22 stars
                      I read this book for a class assignment and found the plot kind of predictive. I would have wished it to be more mysterious and a more inventive plot. All around it was okay and I would recommend if you love a good fractured tale!