Synopses & Reviews
Once upon a time, fairy tales were grim.
Cinderella's stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds.
Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.
And in a tale called The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage,” a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other. Yes, the sausage talks. (Okay, I guess that one's not that grim
Those are the real fairy tales.
But they have nothing on the story I'm about to tell.
This is the darkest fairy tale of all. Also, it is the weirdest. And the bloodiest.
It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard.
And I am sharing it with you.
Two children venture through forests, flee kingdoms, face ogres and demons and monsters, and, ultimately, find their way home. Oh yes, and they may die. Just once or twice.
That's right. Fairy tales
Accolades for A Tale Dark and Grimm
• New York Times bestseller
• Selection on the TODAY Shows Als Book Club for Kids
• NCTE Notable Childrens 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 childrens book Ive ever read. [it] holds up to multiple rereadings, 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
"A thoughtful re-envisioning of this storied world.” --Chicago Tribune
“An utterly original take on the Grimm fairy tales.” --The Huffington Post
“An audacious debut that's wicked smart and wicked funny. “ --Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Addictively compelling.” --School Library Journal, starred review
Accolades for In a Glass Grimmly:
• A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012
• A Kirkus Best Book of 2012
• A School Library Journal Best Book of 2012
• A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2013
“Each story flows into the next with humor, cleverness and an oddly absorbing realism.” -New York Times Book Review
"Gidwitz is back with a second book that, if possible, outshines A Tale Dark and Grimm." -School Library Journal, starred review
“A creative romp through traditional and tradition-based story-scapes, compulsively readable and just as read-out-loudable.”
-Kirkus, starred review
“This second foray is even more enjoyable than the authors acclaimed debut.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Gidwitz masterfully threads his lore and his characters together, coming at last to a satisfying conclusion…gory, hilarious, touching, and lyrical all at once, with tons of kid appeal.” -Horn Book
“Adam Gidwitz leads us into creepy forests, gruesome deeds, terrible monsters, and—far worse—the dark places of the human heart. Its horrible . . . and I LOVED it!” --Tom Angleberger, author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Widely praised and beloved by children, adults, and critics alike, Adam Gidwitz delivers a third serving of eerie new landscapes and fear-inducing creatures in a story sure to delight and frighten fans old and new. In the final book in the series, Adam's brilliantly irreverent narrator leads readers through a fresh world of Grimm-inspired fairy tales, based on such classics as "The Juniper Tree" and the real story of Cinderella.
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 The Grimm Conclusion not only happened in the real fairy tales
it all also happened to Adam. Really. Learn more at www.adamgidwitz.com, on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter: @AdamGidwitz.