A Tale Dark & Grimm

Author(s): Adam Gidwitz

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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." "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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Accolades for "A Tale Dark & Grimm" - "New York Times "bestseller - Selection on the "Today "Show's Al's Book Club for Kids - NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Selection - An E. B. White Read Aloud Honor Book - "New York Times "Editors' Choice pick - "Publishers Weekly "Flying Start - "School Library Journal "Best Book of the Year - ALA Notable Book "Unlike any children's book I've ever read . . . [it] holds up to multiple re-readings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be."--"New York Times Book Review" "A marvelous reworking of old stories that manages to be fresh, frightening, funny, and humane."--"Wall Street Journal"Accolades for "In a Glass Grimmly" - "New York Times "bestseller - A "Publishers Weekly "Best Book of 2012 - A "Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of 2012 - A "School Librry Journal "Best Book of 2012 "Gidwitz is back with a second book that, if possible, outshines "A Tale Dark & Grimm"."--"School Library Journal", starred review "Compulsively readable."--"Kirkus Reviews", starred review "Gory, hilarious, touching, and lyrical all at once, with tons of kid appeal."--"The Horn Book" "Adam Gidwitz leads us into creepy forests, gruesome deeds, terrible monsters, and--far worse--the dark places of the human heart. It's horrible . . . and I LOVED it!"--Tom Angleberger, author of "The Strange Case of Origami "

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

General Fields

  • : 9780142419670
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Penguin USA
  • : 188mm X 145mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adam Gidwitz
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 256
  • : black & white illustrations