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Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm #5)

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The latest exciting installment in the New York Times bestselling series

When the past and future start mixing with the present, Sabrina and Daphne have their first case to tackle solo—with a little help from the troublemaker Puck. The girls suspect that a rash of magical thefts may be at the root of the problem, but with Mayor Heart’s outrageous taxes to pay and Mr. Canis’

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Devon Flaherty
Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, published from 20015-2012 by Amulet Books and illustrated by Peter Ferguson.

The entire award-winning, New York Times Best-selling series:

The Fairy-Tale Detectives
The Unusual Suspects
The Problem Child
Once Upon a Crime
Magic and Other Misdemeanors
Tales From the Hood
The Everafter War
The Inside Story
The Council of Mirrors

My nine year old (since she was eight) is in love with these books. She is now reading Harry Potter, has enjoyed the Chronicles of N
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Justyn Rampa
I am beside myself.

If there were a rating above 5 stars, I would give it, but alas being the hyperbolic, extreme rater that I am find myself giving 5s out like they are candy, so I will give out yet another to a series that has received nothing but 5 stars from me, which is a slight disservice. I say that because now in the wake of this incredibly awesome book...I can only give it a 5 and there is nothing to differentiate it from the other books in the series.

So I will discuss what I can in my r
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Sarah
This book was absolutely hilarious i laughes for atleast a half hour straight when i read the 'my name is Sabrina Grimm this is my sister Daphne Grimm and my husband Puck' even though i saw it coming i just had to laugh and if youve read the others youll know what i mean
What do you get when you have magical items disappearing and taxes on mortals that are coming straight from the Mayor the Queen of Hearts? You have Ferryport Landing children home of Sabrina Daphne and Relda Grimm desendants of t
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Michael_814
To me this book deserves a 96/A+. This book deserves a 96/A+ because it has emotion, action, and mystery all wrapped up into the same book. When I started to read this book I could never put it down. Every time I would get one mystery solved another one came in. IT was just an amazing experience of being able to read reading this book.
In this book, Sabrina and Daphne decide to take on this big quest of trying to figure out, who is stealing the mystical possessions of different Everafters. Inste
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~Taylor~
I absolutely adore this book. It's the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, action, and humor. Not to mention the romance between Sabrina and Puck.
In this book, Sabrina, Daphne, and long lost Prince Charming go through a tear in time. They are stuck 15 years into the future! Where Mr. Canis loses to the Big Bad Wolf, Baba Yaga is dead, Uncle Jacob was murdered, and the Scarlet hand has taken over the town. Not to mention that Sabrina and Puck get married! Can they find a way back? And will they
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Donna
I think this was my favorite Grimm book so far. It had incredible details and what a neat story line. I also liked the rips in time and Sabrina and Daphne's encounter with their future selves. Buckley also opened up some doors as to the backgrounds of his characters, plus what a suspenseful ending and Prince Charming, who we thought was a friend to the Grimms turns out to join the Scarlet Hand. Actually, I suspect he's going to be a double agent. I look forward to reading the sixth book!
Madison T
When I originally started the sisters Grimm series, it was because a friend had recommended them to me.
I thought, ok, so I ordered the first four books from my library, and started to read them.
In book one, it took me quite awhile to get into the book, I just wasn't feeling it at all! My friend had said they were amazing! but, nothing really amazed me at first.
When I got to the middle of the book, something clicked, and I couldn't put the book down! I devoured the rest, and grabbed book two, and
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Jackie
Oct 12, 2014 Jackie is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Marilyn
Still loving this series. Buckley is a master at transforming fairy tale characters into "real" folks with personalities, quirks, faults and, of course, the good & evil aspects. Always with a good Everyafter plot too! Keeping this BabyBoomer reading series until the end, I expect! (I am still just a Big Kid.)
Anna Mari
Daphne and Sabrina meet their older selves as tears in time open around Fairyport Landing. After several magical items disappear after a get together at the Grimm's, the family is on the case trying to track down the missing items. Meanwhile, the Queen of Hearts and new mayor is working hard to remove all the humans from Fairyport Landing by making unreasonable tax assessments. Will the girls find the items before time is torn apart? Can they stop the Scarlet Hand from taking over the town? Will ...more
Jessica
This is the most twisted Sisters Grimm book yet. Meleah & I can't wait for the next one!
Dulcie
Very scary......scarier than Harry Potter #7 4 sure.......
Caroline Porkert
One of the best sisters grimm books
Stacy
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Robert
This is book five in the Sister Grimm books .This like all the Sisters Grimm books are cute fun fast read . There will be spoilers in this review so you have been warned




The book starts off with Sabrina and Daphne Grimm doing escape training . The girls try to exape from Puck , the king of the fairies . After the training the Family Grimm meet with some of the "Everafters". The "Everafters", come from the writings of famous authors including L. Frank Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, William Shakes
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Jia
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Sara
MY TAKE:
Oh, the series is getting better. I enjoyed getting to know more of Baba Yaga, and the glimpses into a possible future. This book is more interesting, with more twists and turns – I can feel the sides forming and a fight brewing. Regarding the time machine Tom built for Cindy – it is crazy what love can make you do. Tom didn’t mean for the side effects to happen, but accepted them in the name of love. And the fact that Cindy gave up her immortality so that she could age along with Tom wa
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Makayla R
Magic and Other Misdemeanors, was about the two famous sisters named, Sabrina and Daphne. In the beginning of this book, the sisters finally get their chance to start training in their magic mirror, or so called, The Hall of Wanders. After that, their dear beloved granny Relda, has arranged a gathering of the whole town. At the gathering, a wicked witch, called Baba Yaga, shows up because the Wand of Merlin is out of her possession, and has gone missing. In the mean while, two new exact crimes h ...more
Mimi
I enjoyed this book in the series. I liked the introduction of many new characters, as well as some new knowledge about Everafters, especially the reveal that Everafters can age if they so choose. It is interesting that possibly the choice can be subliminal, because Puck seems to be growing older against his will. Or perhaps he did make the choice, but is pretending to the rest that he doesn't want to be. Since we get to meet some of the future characters, we do know that he ends up being happy ...more
Stacey
Jun 03, 2009 Stacey rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stacey by: my sister
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Lauren
As a standalone book, the fifth entry into the Sisters Grimm series is eh. It’s a lot of build up, and the build up is interesting, but for those who want a strong narrative arc in each book, Magic and Other Misdemeanors will probably disappoint.

As part of the series, though, it’s great. It’s a transition book, which can sometimes be dull, but Mr. Buckley makes it fun. What happens is exciting, both as standalone scenes and within context of the series, plus Sabrina is (finally) less annoying a
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Jo Bennie
Book 5 of the Sisters Grimm books by Michael Buckley is another great ride. Magical items are going missing in the town of Ferryport Landing, last refuge of the storybook characters known as Everafters, and Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, last descendants of the fairy tale collectors Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, are on the case. Buckley deftly weaves the multiple strands of this story together effortlessly, every fairytale character introduced is wittily cast and integral to the story. So here Cinderella ...more
Anis
I am still continuing reading the sisters Grimm series and I have managed to complete reading the 5th book of the series and I will be immediately going on to the 6th book. To me, overall the book was succesfull and it did have a loose ending at the very end of the book which makes me go on to the 6th book. It did contain a good storyline and I got to see how from all the 5 books I've been reading how everything is linked, more dramatic, emotional, and sad things did happen. But I'm not releasin ...more
Lynn
The Sisters Grimm: Magic and Misdemeanors by Michael Buckley (book on CD read by L.J. Ganser) ISBN 9781428182172

Sisters Grimm: Magic and Other Misdemeanors by Michael Buckley
This book is amazing to listen to on CD, my kids absolutely love the story and the reader. We travel a lot and always have a book going (the kids dance teacher learned that this is truly a self-defense mechanism after she traveled with my daughter to Vermont!) and there are some readers and some stories that are better than
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04SydneyW
The Sisters Grimm number 5 magic and misdemeanors author is Micheal Buckley. It was published in 2007. There are 282 pages in this book. This is intended for 5th graders to 8th graders.

The main issue is that there trying to find out who stole the magical items. It takes place in Ferryport Landing. The main characters are Sabrina. She is a hot head. Her mom and dad are under a sleeping spell. Daphne Grimm is an character. She is Sabrina's little sister. She has brown hair and loves fairy-tale.

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Louise

4 Stars

After their trip to New York, the Sisters Grimm are back in Ferryport Landing for their best adventure yet. Magic items have been stolen from three of Ferryport’s most powerful witches and tears in the fabric of time have started opening up in town, letting through dinosaurs, American civil war soldiers, and providing the sisters with a rather grim glimpse into their possible futures where dragons roam the skies and the Scarlet Hand rules Fairyport.


The mystery, as normal, I was able to so
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07LindsayS

Lindsay Stratton Period 6 282 pages 8 points


Have you ever wanted to live in a town that is full of fairy-tale characters? Or end up in the future meeting people you would never have guessed you would meet? Well if this sounds like something you would want to do, then the Sisters Grimm: Magic and other Misdemeanors, is the perfect book for you to read. This wonderful book written by the excellent author Michael Buckley, is a job well done.
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, the Fairy-tale detectives, f
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Mark Baker
The Grimm family is trying to pay the high taxes to save their house and track down several stolen magical items. I was drawn into this book very quickly and loved how the characters are developing. Unfortunately, the climax was once again a little weak and the coda was nothing more than a set up for the next book

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Elisabeth

The latest exciting installment in the New York Times bestselling series

When the past and future start mixing with the present, Sabrina and Daphne have their first case to tackle solo—with a little help from the troublemaker Puck. The girls suspect that a rash of magical thefts may be at the root of the problem, but with Mayor Heart’s outrageous taxes to pay and Mr. Canis’s continuing transformation into the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms have a lot to worry about and not a lot of time to waste. Can

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Daisy
The cleverness and characters in these books is what makes them such enjoyable reads. The plots keep thickening, and the twisty turny winding road of adventures gets sharper and sharper hairpin turns with each book. I must say I am impressed by the focus of vision Michael Buckley for his books. Since I love to read series I know how authors can sometimes lose their way in their works, drift off into puzzling tangents, then completely lose you. Especially when the series book count starts to rise ...more
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio. He tried his hand as a stand-up comic and lead singer for a punk rock back before attending Ohio University. After graduating with honors 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 (pro ...more
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