Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Sisters Grimm



The Sisters Grimm
Book Two - The Unusual Suspects

Michael Buckley (2005)

Fairy tale characters in the real world, where kids have problems like giant spiders and Rumpelstiltskin (sp?)... adventure/mystery with lots of humor, but also some serious angst over missing parents... reminded me of the HP emotional anger and magical loss of the folks, tone of the story reminded me of that movie with LRRHood and the X-games Grandma (and a singing Goat?) from a few years ago (I liked it, no one else did, but can't remember the name)...

gets the "race" tag for some racial profiling involving fictional vs real characters... could be an interesting discussion...

6 comments:

Slim said...

Have you read Inkheart? I read it a while back and just realized they're turning it into a movie. Which sort of bugs me. I always feel like it detracts from the book when it's turned into a blockbuster.

And what about the Artemis Fowl books? I haven't read them and am curious if they're any good.

JK said...

I started an A. Fowl book but it was taken by a boy and I never got back to it... I liked what I read though. Inkheart is on the list, and #2 just started The Lightening Thief (he's raving about it already -- diabolical scheme of the authors and publishers: instead of a great book kids read again and again, create an entire series so they'll make the folks buy again and again!) Also finally found Love,Stargirl at the Library...

Nicole Maddock said...

Have you read any Thursday Next novels by Jasper Fforde. They might be for more advanced readers but very entertaining stuff.

Thursday Next is a literary detective and quite the quirky lady. The books run along the lines of the alternative history genre, with a mix of scifi, fantasy and some good time travel.

They include lots of references to the great literary classics. So, I think there are some good teaching and reading influences here.

But most of all they are just fun to read. The first book is the Eyre affair.
Fun for all!

JK said...

Nicole, I've read 2 of the 3 (3 of the 4?) Thursday Next books, really liked 'em... between those books and Fforde's "Nursery Crimes" I had to go buy a book explaining who all the nursery rhyme characters were and where they came from...

Cindy B said...

I've only read the first 2 in this series. Do they stay good?

Nicole Maddock said...

Most definitely. Very light and fun.