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Published on Jan 14, 2011

http://www.adamgidwitz.com/


"Unlike any children's book I've ever read... A Tale Dark and Grimm holds up to multiple rereadings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be."
--The New York Times, Editor's Choice

"A marvelous reworking of old stories that manages to be fresh, frightening, funny and humane." --The Wall Street Journal

"An audacious debut that's wicked smart and wicked funny." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Gidwitz is terrifying and funny at the same time. His storytelling is so assured that it's hard to believe this is his debut novel. And his treatment of the Grimms' tales is a whole new thing." --School Library Journal, Starred Review

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.

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