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A Very Grimm Guide
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Author: Michael Buckley
Publication date: January 1st 2012
Published by: Amulet Books
ISBN: 1419702017
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A Very Grimm Guide is a companion guide to The Sisters Grimm series. It was published before the final book of the the series, The Council of Mirrors, was released but contains information pertaining to the whole series. 


The essential companion to the bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley

Fascinating and funny, this behind-the-scenes look at the world of the Sisters Grimm will delight fans of the series. Gathered here are maps, case files, journal entries, and other records of life in Ferrport Landing, including the recipe for Granny Relda Grimm's dragon-fire spaghetti (WARNING: requires protective goggles!), a flyer for Snow White's "Bad Apples" self-defense class, the menu for Briar Rose's coffee shop (the "Berry Godmother" parfait is a favorite!), and much more. Character biographies, a Grimm family timeline, and dozens of fairytale "facts" round out this must-have guide. Even Puck has a say, sharing his own irreverent take on the Grimms and their roles as guardians of the world's fairy tale characters. 


First and foremost, my gratitude goes to Joe Deasy, who knows this series better than anyone (including me). It was a no-brainer to ask him to help write this guide. Thanks for your hard work and friendship. Secondly, Alison Fargis and Ellen Scordato of the Stonesong Press who conceived, produced, and oversaw the design elements of ever page. Thanks for your vision and passion. Alison, thanks for every day of our lives. Special thanks to Andy Taray of Ohioboy for his inspired designs and Alexis Seabrook for putting Ferryport Landing on the map (literally). 

Thank you to Andrea Mayer of Bruder Grimm-Gesellschaft (Association of the Brothers Grimm) in Kassel, Germany for help with illustration research, and to Peter Ferguson for his deft hand and unlimited imagination. 

A special note of thanks to my editors, Susan Van Metre and Maggie Lehrman, for seeing the potential in not only this series but in me. This guide is a dream come true. Thanks to everyone at Amulet Books and Abrams Books for all of their support and for continuing to invite me to Christmas parties. 

Thanks to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, L. Frank Baum, Rudyard Kipling, Andrew Lang, Charles Perrault, Charles Dickens, Aesop, and everyone else who inspired this series. 

But most of all--thank you, the fans and the readers who have gone down this rabbit hole with me since the first book. You have given me the ultimate job.

[in Puck's writing:] I'll thank you if you just shut up!


This short companion book to the series is divided into section focusing on the Grimm Family, their friends, Everafters and The Scarlet Hand with individual mini character biographies for the main characters. Novel artwork is included in the guide which includes advertisements for various businesses or characters in order to help readers better understand the associated characters, events, organisations or Ferryport Landing in general.


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