A Tale Dark & Grimm

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Penguin, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
64 Reviews
From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author--with cover and interior illustrations by Dan Santat!

Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.

For more twisted tales look for In a Glass Grimmly and The Grimm Conclusion.


"Unlike any children's book I've ever read. [It] holds up to multiple rereadings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be." - New York Times Book Review

"An audacious debut that's wicked smart and wicked funny." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Addictively compelling." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Charming and inventive . . . the perfect haunted book." - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"One of the year's best children's books." - The Virginian-Pilot
 

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

From the book cover Reader: beware. Warlocks with dark spells, hunters with deadly aim, and bakers with ovens retrofitted for cooking children lurk within these pages. But if you dare, turn the page ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

The story of Hansel and Gretel is interweaved with several other lesser known fairy tales. As they travel their road sometimes they are together and sometimes they are apart. Interspersed through the ... Read full review

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Contents

FAITH FUL JOHANNES
5
HANSEL AND GRETEL
37
THE SEVEN SWALLOWS
53
BROTHER AND SISTER
69
A SMILE AS RED AS BLOOD
83
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Adam Gidwitz taught in Brooklyn for eight years. Now, he writes full time?which means he writes a couple of hours a day, and lies on his couch staring at the ceiling the rest of the time. As is the case with all of his books, everything in them not only happened in the real fairy tales?it all also happened to him. Really. Learn more at www.adamgidwitz.com, on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter: @AdamGidwitz

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