“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: The Sisters Grimm: Magic and Other Misdemeanors. Written by Michael Buckley. Illustrated by Peter Ferguson. Abrams, Harry N., Inc. c. 2008, 304pp.
Reading Level: 720L
Synopsis: Sabrina and Daphne have their first case to tackle alone, with a little help from Puck. They journey to discover who is stealing the magical possessions of the most powerful Everafters in town, and they have no time to waste!
Rationale for Use: This text is a part of a series that could potentially be used in the classroom. As the fifth book in the series, by the time students read this particular text, they would be familiar with the characters. They would be better able to discuss the characters’ motivations, traits, feelings, etc. This text would also be a great text to use when teaching students to refer explicitly to the text when answering questions.
Common Core Connection: RL 3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. RL 3.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.