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Title:
The problem child
Author:
Buckley, Michael.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Amulet Books, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Summary:
With the help of a long lost relative, and a little magic, Sabrina Grimm and her sister Daphne try to find out who has kidnapped their parents and rescue them.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
790 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 9.0 106219.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.2 14 Quiz: 38851 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780810949140
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Sisters Grimm come face to face with their parents kidnappers and are stunned when one of them happens to be the world's most famous fairy-tale character, and the other an unstoppable killing-machine known as the Jabberwocky. The girls have little hope that they'll ever be reunited with their mother and father.


Author Notes

Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio in 1969. After graduating from Ohio University, he moved to New York City to be an intern on the Late Show with David Letterman which led to stints developing programming for Discovery Networks, MTV, MTV Animation and Klasky Csupo. He writes The Sisters Grimm series and the N.E.R.D.S. series. After working for David Letterman he moved into a television production job where he worked on documentaries. Michael Buckley and his writing partner Joe Deasy have created an animated series for Cartoon Network called Horrorbots.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

PW wrote that The Fairy-Tale Detectives, the first book in the Sisters Grimm series, contained "ample comical flourishes and plot twists." In this third installment, Sabrina and Daphne pursue the criminals who kidnapped their parents. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Sabrina Grimm, 11, and her 7-year-old sister, Daphne, are still on the trail of "The Scarlet Hand," which has kidnapped their parents. On the way to rescuing them, the sisters meet their likable Uncle Jake, whom they had never heard of before. Granny Relda had arranged for everyone in town to forget him after he inadvertently broke the spell that kept a deranged Little Red Riding Hood in the asylum. The book is loaded with cameos by fairy-tale characters, including Prince Charming as playboy turned sleazy politician. Although they will delight fairy-tale fans, some of the most interesting figures get short shrift. Puck, who combines magic with mischief in a way that both attracts and repels Sabrina, disappears from the action early on. Granny Relda's gentleman friend and every tale's wicked wolf is resurrected only at the end of the novel. Still, there is plenty of plucky Sabrina, nurturing Granny Relda, and Daphne. The end leaves plenty for the next book to resolve. Each chapter starts with a menacing silhouette, and black-and-white full-page illustrations add more macabre details. Recommend this to anyone who is craving a bit of dark humor rolled up with whimsy and adventure.-Tina Zubak, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.