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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm #5)

10th Anniversary Edition

by (author) Michael Buckley

illustrated by Peter Ferguson

Amulet Paperbacks
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
Fantasy & Magic, General, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
    List Price

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The Sisters Grimm set out to catch a thief in Magic and Other Misdemeanors, this fifth adventure in Michael Buckley’s beloved New York Times bestselling fantasy series, with illustrations by Peter Ferguson.

Intrepid fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm investigate a sudden streak of magical thefts that might add up to a very grim future for their family, who are not so popular in Ferryport Landing these days. With Granny Relda desperately scrambling to pay Mayor Heart’s outrageous taxes on humans, the Sisters Grimm tackle their first solo case—with a little help from Puck, of course.

Meanwhile, their old friend Mr. Canis seems to be losing his grip on his human self, becoming more like the Big Bad Wolf every day. Can Sabrina and Daphne solve the crime and change their family’s future for the better?

Repackaged in paperback with original cover art, these anniversary editions of the beloved Sisters Grimm series are the perfect opportunity for existing fans to revisit the adventures of the Grimm family and for new readers to discover the magic of the series for the first time.

The Sisters Grimm 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
Council of Mirrors
A Very Grimm Guide: Sisters Grimm Companion

About the authors

Michael Buckley is the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. He has achieved a New York Times bestseller, a Kirkus Best Fantasy Book, and two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum winners. He has written and developed television shows for several networks. He lives in Brooklyn.

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PETER FERGUSON has been illustrating books for nine years. His art appears on the covers of many children’s books including The Sisters Grimm series. Originally from Montreal, he lives with his wife in Tokyo, Japan.

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Editorial Reviews

“Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm? What a great concept!”

Jane Yolen, award-winning author

“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

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