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The New York Times bestselling debut by Adam Gidwitz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale
Featuring cover and interior illustrations by Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat
“Unlike any children's book I've ever read.... Classic.” - The New York Times Book Review
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 awesome fairy tales by Adam Gidwitz look for In a Glass Grimmly and The Grimm Conclusion.
★ “Addictively compelling.” - School Library Journal, starred review
★ “Charming and inventive.” - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
★ “One of the year's best children's books.” - The Virginian-Pilot
About the Author
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
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
“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