Twelve-year-old Oliver cant take it anymore. Life sucks enough when your moms just died, but coming home to Mrs. Grimm everyday is just, well, grim. Her meals all taste the same. She wont clean out the fridge. And the only thing her vacuum sucksMoreTwelve-year-old Oliver cant take it anymore.
Life sucks enough when your moms just died, but coming home to Mrs. Grimm everyday is just, well, grim. Her meals all taste the same. She wont clean out the fridge. And the only thing her vacuum sucks up is joy. Besides, the last thing Oliver and his sister Amelia need is a babysitter. He was coping fine long before the car crash, so he concocts a scheme to chase Mrs.
Grimm out of their home and lives forever. His plan backfires, and now Mrs. Grimm is here to stay. Only shes not exactly Mrs. Grimm anymore. She is Lorelei, a powerful energy-sucking demon. Centuries ago, a wizard bound up her magic, but she has been slowly unlocking it by harvesting the life energy of the regular people around her. Olivers prank springs the lock on her powers, and now she has enchanted Olivers dad into believing that his children died along with their mother.
Mrs. Grimm intends to thrive off the Davies family energy for the rest of their weak, foreshortened lives. With the help of Amelia and a shape-shifting science teacher who is much older than he looks, Oliver sets out to vanquish Mrs. Grimm and mend his broken family. TOENAIL PIE is more than just a recipe for disaster. With a little luck, Oliver might have cooked up a way to come clean about a painful secret and maybe even forgive himself for it.