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

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

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by Adam Gidwitz
     
 

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606231442
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
08/18/2011
Series:
Grimm Series , #1
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,385,305
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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A Tale Dark and Grimm 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 285 reviews.
BesterReaderEver7 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so exsiting it makes me think what is around the corner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your lookin for a funny, scarry, and something not for your younger sister than you've come to the right book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ive read in a while. I dont tyically read fairy tales, but this is just plain great!! Read it!
romanahasim More than 1 year ago
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.
laurel Musto More than 1 year ago
If you like bloody adventres you will like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is really good and i think u people should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! Creepy and hilarious! Definitely a must-read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not read this book late at night !
MissPrincetonandRayRay More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT WAS THE BEST BOOK IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!!!! I GIVE IT A 100 OUT OF 100
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It would be a good story to read with your older children or with a class. They are many places for comparing to the other versions of Hansel and Gretel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give this 5 stars because im from china and this is the first american book i have ever read but i think its distugisting ti younger viewers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. It is very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so creapy i cant even finish it all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing.So much blood. Ending is a shocker
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a great book. It has some mystery, violence and drama. I would not read this book to little kids. The thing is, the author stops the book and always says if there's littlr kids in the room, get a babysitter or something like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very very very very very very very very very very very very gory
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its a really cool book u should get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. WARNING: VERY GORY