Michael Buckley has written and developed shows for Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV Animation, the Sci-Fi Channel and VH1. His shows The Mole People and The New Sideshow can be seen regularly on the Discovery Channel. He lives in New York City.
Gr 4-6-In the second book (Amulet Books, 2005) in Michael Buckley's Sisters Grimm series, amateur detective sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, are compelled to investigate the gruesome deaths of a teacher and a custodian at their elementary school. Teaming up with Grandma Relda, immortal foster brother Puck, and others, the girls set off on a sometimes scary journey into the underbelly of Ferryport Landing, inhabited by both humans and Everafters (nursery story characters who fled there to escape persecution). For example, the school's principal is the Pied Piper of Hamlin, and a well-loved teacher is Snow White. L.J. Ganser narrates this derivative work so quickly that he occasionally seems out of breath. He falters at first with the accents for some of the characters, but recovers quickly and is able to create fairly distinguishable voices for the many people. Fans of the series and children who enjoy picking well-known nursery story characters out of a lineup may enjoy this mystery-Jennifer Verbrugge, Dakota County Library, Burnhaven Branch, Burnsville, MN Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.