A Tale Dark & Grimm (Hardcover)

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Description


In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.

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.

About the Author


Ne a San Francisco en 1982, Adam Gidwitz a grandi a Baltimore. Au college, son petit cote rebelle le conduisait tres frequemment devant le bureau du proviseur. Il s'assagit suffisamment au lycee pour pouvoir integrer ensuite l'universite de New York. Il a d'abord penser s'orienter vers des etudes theologiques, puis philosophiques, pour finir par opter pour la litterature anglaise. En effet, Adam pense que les verites les plus profondes ont toutes ete ecrites dans des ouvrages de fiction. C'est en Angleterre, ou il passe sa troisieme annee d'etude - et a beaucoup de temps libre - qu'il se decouvre l'envie d'ecrire. Apres avoir recu son diplome, il obtient un poste comme enseignant a Brooklyn, ou il passe les pauses du dejeuner a raconter des histoires aux enfants; le soir, il va a la rencontre d'ecrivains et lit une quantite impressionnante de romans jeunesse. En 2012, il fait un passage en France, avec son epouse, avant de retourner a Brooklyn.

Praise For…


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
 
 “Compulsively readable.”—Kirkus Reviews, 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525423348
ISBN-10: 0525423346
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: October 28th, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English