Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley


Mrs. Boman
"I looked at the verso of this book because I wondered when it was published. Looks like it came before Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. I read Fablehaven first; the two stories are remarkably similar. Same idea as the Spiderwick Chronicles as well. Magical creatures are real and need a place to live is essentially the basis for all three stories. The protagonists aren't even all that different, the tough girl (or guy) who is in charge, and their sibling who comes along for the ride. Also both Fablehaven and Fairy Tale Detectives have grandma and/or grandpa as the guardian of kids who can't be with their parents for some reason. That said, I am enjoying it for the most part, it's decently well written"