Adam Gidwitz, Dutton, $ (p) ISBN Fracturing the folk tales of the Brothers Grimm, Gidwitz brings together old. Parents need to know that when author/narrator Adam Gidwitz warns readers that Grimm’s stories are violent and bloody, and that “if such things bother you, we. From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author—with cover and interior illustrations by Dan Santat! Hansel and Gretel.

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I love that Adam Gidwitz remained true to the tales, reworking them only to fit the context of the overall dqrk and not deeming it necessary to censor the blook and violence.

How dark is this book? The combination crops up in young adult literature all the time, but not so much on the kid side of things.

Here we’re told a story of Hansel and Gretel Like a lot of middle grade novels out this year CosmicOne Crazy Summeretc. In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales.

Nov 29, Kaitlin rated it did not like it. I think it was a wonderful fix of humor, horror, suspense, angst, and a great coming of age tael.


Based on 7 reviews. Okay, I hate traditional literature books, but this was a fabulous book! This is a book for kids, after all.

I would’ve appreciated a more Then he inserts himself–the narrator–into the story from time to time with wonderful humor. Apr 09, Sark K rated it really liked it. Kid, 11 years old February 5, This book, a gem.

A Tale Dark and Grimm

Anyone who enjoys their fairy tales on the grisly side gidwits enjoy this story of two tough siblings and their grim adventures. Thank you for your support. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options My sister told me I was silly when I laughed at some parts yesterday.

It just seemed to me to be yet another silhouette jacket, and not even as complex and interesting as those by David Frankland.

Adam Gidwitz

Had this gem in my school library. You know how it is with stories. And each story, generally culled from the Grimms’ work, takes them on a journey of self-discovery and independ I studied fairy tales a bit in college — one of my favorite subjects, in fact — so the premise of this book intrigued w.

He would warn the reader that some very bloody parts were coming, and good thing he did.


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. Mar 02, Dolly rated it really daek it Recommends it for: This book was a real treat.

At points, nearly word for word. Sep 03, Melki rated it dak liked it Shelves: Gretel’s no slouch either, when it comes to taking names, and kicking butt.

A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1) by Adam Gidwitz

Gidwitz’s own asides add humor and help make the book an excellent family read-aloud. So aa such things both you, we should probably stop right now. It made me feel like the hero in my own story again. I’m sorta a happy ending girl. Now imagine finding yourself living them. When I first saw this cover I was not a particular fan. I loved, loved, loved this book!