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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And not the sweet tales either. Oct 28, Pages Middle Grade 10 and up Buy. And when you talk it up to them you need only say one thing: I would put the age at 9 and up, lower maybe if it is being read Here, Adam Gidwitz has imagined a tale that’s much longer than the one we know, much more involved, and is actually several shorter tales woven together to tell the whole tale – dark and grimm. My verdict on this book is as follows: There was one portion of Hansel’s story that I found to be a bit out of place, and sometimes the narrator would be a bit annoying with his repetition of “that’s the end of the story etc.

Because the siblings were hurt so deeply by their parents, they are loyal to each other above all. I love how the author talks in the book to you as you read the story it makes it a bit more interesting. I’d say for younger readers it’s best to read with an adult.

A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Review

If your child is easily frightened then this might not be the book for them though. Like a lot of middle grade novels out this year CosmicOne Crazy Summeretc.


It’s quirky, different, self-aware, gruesome, but also silly!

That’s what makes this book, as Gidwitz says, “Awesome Okay, I hate traditional literature books, but this was a fabulous book! The Grimms are almost word for word and Gidwitz just throws in a little snarky commentary.

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I loved that the author somehow managed to turn something that would normally be a book of different fairy tales, into that weaves them all together by following two young children through-out them all. At points, nearly word for word. That Gidwitz attempted it in the first place is bizarre. Continue reading Show gidwizt. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Do you know the feeling tsle you knew everything that was about to happen even before you read it?

What makes it a 3. Then I had to get through a dafk of disappointment in the middle of the book as I kept reading and realized the device was only good for so much and could get tiresome rather quickly. It was very cleaver and really worked. I didn’t think that I would appreciate a story with Hansel and Gretel thrown into other fairy tales, nor gidwtiz their story sustain a full-length novel.

March 3, at 2: I’ll leave that to people with kids to decide, although I have my own opinions on that. A good change then. You know how it is with stories. Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options To say it will traumatize young children is a crazy, ignorant blanket statement. Want to Read saving….

In this moment, you will look at your parents and realize that — no matter what it sounds like they are saying — they are actually asking you for forgiveness. Grimm’s gidiwtz ones that weren’t changed for little kids–are violent and bloody.


Sdam each story, generally culled from the Grimms’ work, takes them on a journey of self-discovery and independence. It was a book you want to keep reading to see what happened next.

View all 4 comments. Such books are rarities. That being said, I think this is perfect for the right child, but it definitely not for the faint of heart. Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale. I discussed the book with her teacher, who was a bit concerned at first, but was okay with the short bit that she read aloud.

A Tale Dark & Grimm

A Tale Dark and Grimm. But our oldest was enraptured by this book and we read the last pages all at once, with her urging me to read more at the end of every story. That he succeeds is baffling. I would’ve appreciated a more This is NOT for children younger than 8th grade. Now imagine finding yourself living them. Liv I loved, loved, loved this book!

Have you ever had to do this? I thought this book was very good. Based on 8 reviews. Then someone repeats it and it changes. Plus it garnered so many glowing reviews that I kept cutting it a bit more slack than I otherwise would have done. I was wrong on both counts.

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