A Tale Dark and Grimm (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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In a mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales that have never been more irreverent or subversive, as the siblings learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

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A Tale Dark and Grimm (Grimm Series #1)

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Overview

In a mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales that have never been more irreverent or subversive, as the siblings learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606231442
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Series: Grimm Series , #1
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Gidwitz
Adam Gidwitz
Adam Gidwitz is an elementary school teacher and storyteller who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Awesome Book- A little bloody

    Have you ever wondered what Hansel and Gretel were like before and after the Candy House? You probably haven't- but it's a good start to a review... The point is, this story goes beyond "happily ever after" and before "once upon a time".
    There is a little blood in this outstanding and creative version of Hansel and Gretel. Gidwitz adds a little humor with his side comments that he adds, and I really like the way it's written. I recommend this to everyone. Okay, maybe not everyone. Kids should not read this, or they might get the idea that if you cut your finger off, you can use it as a key. And that once you get you're head cut off, it's highly possible for it to get reattached.
    Love this book so much and think Adam should do this with other fairy tales.

    43 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Anonymous

    This is the best book ever! It is bloody and funny. I recommend. This is no ordinary fairytale. It is for all ages to enjoy.

    31 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    unknown

    I loved this book. I have to be honest when i picked it up to read i didnt think it would be good but the book surprised me. I absolutley loved it. I recomend it to anyone.

    24 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Love the book

    It is so exsiting it makes me think what is around the corner

    19 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    A tale of a dark grimm.

    If you like bloody adventres you will like this.

    17 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Woah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best book ever! The author is so DETAILED! the story is so WONDERFUL! a must read! And think about it! I am only eleven and I did not get grossed out when hansel cut off his fathers head!

    15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Love it!!"

    If your lookin for a funny, scarry, and something not for your younger sister than you've come to the right book :)

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Pretty good

    Do not read this book late at night !

    15 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Awesome

    It is really good and i think u people should read it.

    12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Read. The. Book.

    This is the best book ive read in a while. I dont tyically read fairy tales, but this is just plain great!! Read it!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    What it's about

    A Tale Dark and Grimm is about a girl name Gretel and a boy name Hansel who runs away from thier home into the wild. While they are in the wild all by thier selves they meet strange people such as a witch, a father who turns his kids into birds, and many more. I think that this is a really good book because its very interesting.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Wow

    I absolutely love this book. It is really not like hansel and gretel but it is so good! It can be a little describtive but thats what makes it good! Starting from the beginning people are dieing and heads are getting chopped off! But its ok all the good people come back to life.... i think..... i have to finish my last few pgs! You should read it!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    A nice story

    This book is a good one. I would recomend 2 10+. Volint

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    A tale dark and grimm

    Gory in some parts but mostly the narrative is anoying with all those'the end, wait no, not reallys' and the 'gosh its just to bloody, hire a baby ditter already' parts.

    3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Bloody Book

    This book is amazing. Even if I am a young girl who is scared if everything this book shows me that even if you are young you could be brave. I love the fact that he also put what he thinks and he gets readers eye. I finish this in two days and it was my birthday I read this. Everyone could read this. I still cant get over my fear of anything just like Gretel that super brave girl. No wonder they don't want us to know the real stories about these fairytales.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Omg

    I loved it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    A tale DARK and GRIMM*

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dark and grimm

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    IT Was very interesting

    IT WAS THE BEST BOOK IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!!!!

    I GIVE IT A 100 OUT OF 100

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    I think it will be stupid haha

    Stupid

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Daughter of Charm Part 13

    Hey. Okay the the retard that said my story sucks. I for one like my story. I dont freakin give a crap if you don't like my story just deal with your life. On a happier note, I am halway through exams! Yay! On with the story pipples!- I throw on a Camp Half Blood tee, some skinny jeans, and pull my hair back into a ponytail. I sling my quiver and backpack over my shoulder and run updeck to see that we've landed on a tropical beach. "Well, we're in the Bahamas. Noah's been steering all night, so I told him to go rest." Lucas says to me as I come to the railing. Racer walks updeck with Travis in tow. "Hey, sleep well?" I nod and stuff a swimsuit in my backpack in case we finish early. "We should send a small group to go and find the help that Sophie's dad told us about." I say once the crew (except Noah) is on-deck. Lucy begins immeadiatly. "I say Kristen, Sophie, Lucas, and me. The rest of you guys should enjoy the day and watch the ship. I think Lucas deserves the land." We say goodbye to everyone and go off the ship. I take out the silver spheres and put one underneath each fingernail. The small poke lets me know that they're in correctly. I flick my fingers to make sure and ten tiny poison needles pop out automatically. We continue to walk on until Sophie leads us to a hotel. "This is where he told us to go." She tells us. We go in and see a silver and white room. A man walks out of a door to the lobby. The rest of the place is deserted. The man has dark hair and gray eyes. He is handsome in a strict way. "Welcome to the hotel. Will you be staying with us?" He says coolly. "Um, us?" Lucas answers back, confused. "My invisible servants. Will you be staying? I forgot to introduce myself. I am Aeolus. This is my human form. My bull form was destroyed." I' ve heard that name before. Where have I heard it before? He looks at me. "And who are you, my dear? A daughter of Aphrodite. How...sweet. I was once betrothed to a daughter of Aphrodite." He gets a faraway look in his eyes but shakes it off His voice is enchanting and smooth, but a bit longing like a river. A RIVER!! He is Aeolus, the river god who was engaged to Deinara, Hercules' wife. Lucy steps forward. "Look, we just want some information for our quest. If you'd give it to us, we'd get out of your crappy hotel as soon as possible." Aeolus becomes enraged and wills the fountain to encase Lucas, Sophie, and Lucy. I can see Sophie strain with effort to try and move the water, but Aeolus is too strong. He turns to me. "You, Daughter of Aphrodite, you will make up for my loss of the beautiful Deinara and the strong Piper. You will become my wife and rule the rivers by my side for all eternity. You will become eternal, a goddess. And I will let your friends go free after we are husband and wife. So whaddaya say?" I feel a plan forming in my head, as Aeolus grins in suspense. "I accept, but only if my friends are in the service." Aeolus agrees and lets my friends go. "We shall be married at dusk. Your dress will arrive shortly. Here is the key to your suite. Until then, my bride." Next part at In A Glass Grimmly!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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