The Problem Child (Sisters Grimm Series #3) (10th Anniversary Edition)

The Problem Child (Sisters Grimm Series #3) (10th Anniversary Edition)

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The Problem Child (Sisters Grimm Series #3) (10th Anniversary Edition) by Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson

Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with new cover art!

For Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, there is one mystery they want to solve above all others: Who kidnapped their parents? Sabrina finds the secret hideaway of the Scarlet Hand, the sinister group of Everafters who are holding her parents captive, and she has a chance to rescue their mom and dad. But her plan is foiled by the most famous fairy-tale character in the world. How can a human child defeat a magic one? With the help of her little sister (who is a lot tougher than Sabrina realizes) and a long-lost relative, Sabrina finds a powerful weapon . . . but discovers that magic comes at a high price.

“Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne’s adventures as much as I did.”
—Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I Know What You Did Last Summer

“Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning the pages.” —R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series

“Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm? What a great concept!” —Jane Yolen, award-winning author

“Terrific, head-spinning series . . . Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters, this tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Enormously entertaining, the book takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights.” —Time Out New York Kids

“An idea that will make other children’s book writers, and tons of aspiring ones, kick themselves for not thinking of it first.” —The San Antonio Express-News

“A page-turner that incorporates humor, tension, suspense and a wild cast of characters, readers will have trouble putting this novel down.” —The Dallas Morning News

“Quirky and reasonable characters, engaging writing, fresh fairy tale references, and a very real fantasy setting.” —The Raleigh News and Observer, “Most Promising New Series”

“The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers.” —Kliatt, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419720048
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Series: Sisters Grimm Series , #3
Edition description: 10th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 32,413
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Buckley is the author of the successful Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. He is also the author of the Undertow trilogy. He lives in New York City. Peter Ferguson is an illustrator of picture books, comic books, and novels. He lives in Montreal, Canada.

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The Problem Child (Sisters Grimm Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 185 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child is the third installment in the continuing tale of Sabrina and Daphne Grimm. Nearly two years ago the girls¿ lives were turned upside down when their parents disappeared, the only clue to the mystery being an ominous blood red hand print found inside their empty car. The sisters sent the next year and a half running away from a series of deranged foster families before we meet them, bound for Ferryport Landing and a woman claiming to be their grandmother, a grandmother they were told was dead. Now, with Granny Relda to guide them, the Grimm sisters have entered into their birthright as guardians of Ferryport Landing and the Everafters. In their first case as fairy tale detectives the girls, along with their new found Granny Relda, Mr. Canis, Puck, and Elvis, defeat Jack (of beanstalk fame) in his attempt to loose the giants and return to glory by killing them. This encounter brings them once again in contact with the Red Hand. In the second book, The Unusual Suspects, Sabrina and Daphne are enrolled in school. Daphne is the apple of her new teacher, Snow White¿s, eye, while Sabrina battles both her own growing anger and the horrors of sixth grade. Sabrina learns, with seemingly deadly consequences, that her anger could mean the end for everyone she loves. In the last chapter Sabrina is brought face to face with the Red Hand, but what she finds is beyond all of her expectations. In The Problem Child all the sins of the family Grimm and those closest to them come back around. Sabrina discovers that her parents' captor is none other than Little Red Riding Hood, driven to insanity by the Big Bad Wolf (otherwise known to us as Mr. Canis). In the search for their parents the girls will find and face a long lost uncle, new found love, old inner demons, and finally the strength to choose good when tempted by a powerfully seductive evil. Several new and wonderful characters are introduced in this latest book, including the Little Mermaid, and a few old characters are more fully developed. For The Problem Child Buckley has gone beyond the most commonly known fairy tales to find his characters you may have to search a bit to read more about them. Be sure to follow The Sisters Grimm in this dark, though often humorous, tale.
cocteau307 More than 1 year ago
as a 30 year old female, this is hardly the genre of book you would expect to see in my personal library. but alas, this author's idea turned fantasy story is a brilliant escape from the world around. full of genuinely quick wit (i laughed aloud several times). it's charm is remarkably pleasing. read them from start to finish- there are several in the series, and would be good for bedtimes stories for a younger audience. this particular book in the series is my favorite so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absorbing. I just love it! Once I start reading it I can't put it down. IT ROCKS. This book is my favorite out of them all because it is exciting, thrilling, and sweet. Also, action packed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a deranged fairy tale character. an overweight mermaid. a canibal witch. the fairy tale characters have changed a whole lot, along with the characters in the series. this book was excellent, and it ends with a cliff hanger. a must read. you'll never look at your favorite fairy tales the same way again.
Reads_a_lot More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite series, but you must know this is the third book, so read them in order!
This is most defintely my favorite of the series! It was SO SO SOO funny! Best series EVER!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has action,suspence,romance,humor, and emotion- all the elements you need to make a really good book!!!<3 :D I LOVED IT!!!<3<3<3<3: D : D : D : D The whole series is good!<3 : D
cypresstree More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read. The story is fascinating, and my favorite part is...well, I can't tell you that, because that would give away one of the best parts of the story! All, I can say is, if you are a Sisters Grimm fan, you will DEFINITELY want to read this book. I would recommend it for 8-13 year olds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really coooool.I recommend anyone reading this review buy this book. It was really really good but before you buy this I suggest you buy the firsts ones. All the books at some part were really creepy and they were especially really funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these book they are sooooo captivating
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books. Once you pick it up you can't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this book and it was an excelent book. It has so much suspence and it kept me wanting to read more!!! I would recomend it to people ages 8-12. It is a great book! Trust me you'll enjoy it a lot!
Nani-Kissimmee More than 1 year ago
Talking of clean fun adventures for any age. I bought the series for my 11 year old grandaughter and belive me she can't put the book down. She love it so much that she reads the story to her 6 yr old sister and got her hooked on the storyline. Must read for everyone in the family. I think we have started a new family tradition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say, this is one of my favorite books in the series! The thrills and intensity are amasing! The way Buckley describes Sabrina's passion for magic is quite interesting. I like it how, eventually Sabrina learns to let go and get rid of the magic that she has such a strong addiction to. I think it is intersting how Buckley chooses this book to build a relationship between Puck and Sabrina, at first, but then reading the rest of the books, there is no other place that could have been more perfect!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is soooo good, it explains alot, I love it, RARGH! I have to wait a week for the 4th one at the public library!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book. It's totally my favorite from the series! I just love how the Puck and Sabrina romance grows even if I think they're just a little young. It's a great book full of reunions, romance, mystery, and excitement. I'd give this book a 10 if that was a choice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the romance between them grows greatly in this book. It is so great the way Buckley does these books. I am waiting on theedge of my seat for the 4th book. I want to find out more about puck and sabrina.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
The third book in the Sisters Grimm series finds Sabrina and Daphne hot on the trail of their kidnapped parents and meeting an uncle everyone in town seems to have forgotten. Once again, the creativity of incorporating the fairy tale characters was wonderful. The book grabbed me from page one and didn't let me go.
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This sisters grimm series is very underrated. I highly recommend you read this you will not be disappointed.
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