The Council of Mirrors (Sisters Grimm Series #9)

The Council of Mirrors (Sisters Grimm Series #9)

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by Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson
     
 

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In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses… See more details below

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In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how to deal with their mortal enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand against Mirror, in exchange for offering all the citizens of Ferryport Landing their freedom. This final chapter is the end of the road for several beloved characters, but the conclusion is sure to satisfy devoted fans of the series.

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
In this rousing conclusion to the "Sisters Grimm" series, it is up to Sabrina and sister Daphne to save both their family and the Everafters (fairy tale creatures) of Ferryport Landing. The members of their team, who play a role in both side adventures and planning, range from Goldilocks and Snow White to Gepetto. While chapters tackle everything from their uncle mourning his lost love, Briar Rose, to creating a coven of witches, the main thrust of the story is that it is time to wage a battle against the Master—a mirror who has taken over their grandmother's body—and the evil fairytale members of the Scarlet Hand. Buckley manages to find a balance between writing that's age appropriate for upper elementary grade schoolers but also engaging and quick. Adults will enjoy reading it with or aloud to their children (or students), and will enjoy the appearance of not only the usual suspects but characters like A Midsummer Night Dream's Puck, the Cowardly Lion and Beowolf's Grendel. In the end, Sabrina manages to win over Mirror and free the inhabitants of Ferryport Landing through showing Mirror the power of love. Those who haven't read the previous books in the series will be able to understand the story, but will probably get more out of it if they have followed the Sisters from the beginning. While there have been an increasing number of updated fairy tale books for young readers, this is one of the best, both in terms of the writing and the plot. Parents and teachers will like the positive family values reflected in the story, and both young girls and boys will enjoy the mix of adventure and relationship-building between characters. Recommended for libraries and upper elementary classrooms, and for those who liked the "Harry Potter" series. This is book nine in the "Sisters Grimm" series. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—In the final book (Amulet Books, 2012) in Michael Buckley's series, the fate of Ferryport Landing, the Everafters, and the Grimm family are at stake as the Grimms join with former foes and gather a ragtag army of Everafters to face the nefarious Scarlet Hand led by Mirror, the evil looking glass who has taken human form and forcibly occupied the body of the Grimm Sisters' Granny Relda. The Hand, a group of malevolent fairy tale characters, including Prince Charming's brother Atticus, Mayor Heart, and Sheriff Nottingham, is intent on wreaking havoc and gaining freedom from the magical boundary that keeps Everafters imprisoned in Ferryport Landing. Magic mirrors loyal to the Grimms reveal in a prophecy that it is young Sabrina and Daphne Grimm who are destined to save the world from the rogue characters. Despite their friends' lack of confidence, Daphne and Sabrina lead Charming, Puck, Beauty, and the rest of the group into battle. The secret to winning the war will likely be a surprise. Like the finale of Harry Potter, Michael Buckley ends this popular series with a hint of romance and a peek at the future—a glimpse of the much older Daphne and Sabrina Grimm. L. J. Ganser, has been the voice of all nine books. What he lacks in adolescent feminine vocal range, he makes up for with superb diction and the ability to make clear distinctions between the dozens of characters. Overall, a satisfying listen.—Lisa Taylor, Ocean County Library, NJ

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419705380
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Series:
Sisters Grimm Series, #9
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
53,438
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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