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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Quotes from A Tale Dark and G When that get fixed through magic, of courseHansel and Gretel encounter a mother who ate her children and wants to eat Hansel and Gretel. I guess it takes a book like A Tale Dark and Grimm to wake me out of this funk.

March 3, at 2: I would put this into the th daek level, but not 3rd grade and that’s based solely on the content. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.

That’s the start and end of the introduction. It is so important to know the reader. You will face a moment very much like the one Hansel daam Gretel are facing right now.

View all 21 comments. About A Tale Dark and Grimm In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales.

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This book was very interesting. Looking at his preliminary sketches for the cover I was reminded of this book from back in the day:. But then I started to read them. The device is a snarky, intrusive narrator–somewhere in the mix between Lemony Snicket and the grampa in The Princess Bride film –who keeps telling us just how awful and gruesome and clever his tales are: I wanted to like this book — honestly, I did!


Thus, A Tale Dark and Grimm runs the gamut of classic fairy tale violence, starting with Hansel and Gretel’s parents cutting their heads off. Although some parts are pretty tough, this was a very entertaining and often moving story.

To see this review and others please visit www. July 27, at 4: It depends on the type of child you give it to. They are a number of the traditional Grimm tales reworked a bit so they all feature Hansel and Gretel as protagonists to make one larger, ongoing story. Or will just make a funny interjection. Our ratings are based on child development best practices. Very few little girls in red caps in those.

This book was a real treat. Based on 7 reviews. I enjoyed the book for the most part, but apparently I’m a massive wimp and it was a tad too much for me. I loved how there was always a twist and how they added allot of characters from fairy tales. For a certain kind of child, this book will be the answer to their painless, bloodless, suburban lives.

Looking at his preliminary sketches for the cover I was gidditz of this book from back in the day: The Grimms are almost word for word and Gidwitz just throws in a little snarky commentary. Plus it garnered so many glowing reviews that I kept cutting it a bit more slack than I otherwise would have done.

Informizely customer feedback surveys. There is more to their stories than what we thought, and Gidwitz is telling them all. Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.


Talk to your kids about There is a certain kind of pain that can change you. Cynthia von Buhler says: In this particular case I decided to inspect the stories Gidwitz appropriated to see exactly how closely they adhered to the originals. And how on earth do you take seven or more incredibly violent Grimm fairy tales and turn them into a meaningful story about finding home, finding yourself, and finding what it means talr be forgiving?

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Review of the Day: The one thing I didn’t like was in some chapters I felt like they should have add annd information, because at times I felt it ended so fast with no information.

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The narrator, who often interrupts the story with conversational asides, adds just the right amount of humor to the often dire circumstances. It took us a long time to read this book.

And when you talk it up to them you need only say one thing: A little while ago, I wouldn’t have believed it myself.