A Tale Dark and Grimm (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 28, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.

Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.


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User Review  - BellaFoxx - LibraryThing

Dark and grimm is a very good title for this book, I recognized some of the other stories that Hansel and Gretel walk into, some I didn't, thus explaining why my next read was: Fairy Tales from the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tracey - Goodreads

3.5 STARS* I had high hopes for this middle grade fairytale re-telling, but I guess maybe those high hopes were my downfall. The concept around it is interesting - Hansel & Gretel running away from ... Read full review

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Faithful Johannes
The Seven Swallows
A Smile as Red as Blood
The Three Golden Hairs
HANSEL AND GRETEL and the Broken Kingdom
HANSEL and GRETEL and Their Parents

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About the author (2010)

Adam Gidwitz is an elementary school teacher and storyteller who lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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