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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In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. Talle 03, Melki rated it really liked it Shelves: There are people you’ll be instantly drawn to because they have a particular charisma or chemistry for you, yet with time you might realize they lack the depth and quality to be a good relationship.
I would probably rate this one 3. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.
Jun 06, Seanna added it. I would say it should be 11 and older. Mar 01, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: The seven ravens are changed to the seven swallows since there are already three ravens of vast importance in this book, and any more would get confusing.
Their growth and changes are so subtle that I barely noticed it was happening. Three reasons for that. I don’t want to read it only to scare me half to death.
My agent recommended this book to me. As a experienced reader and writer i give this book the maximum of 5 stars!!! I grew up reading them.
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Follow her on Twitter: This book was very good with a twist to some of the childhood stories you may have read before. So if such things bother you, we should probably stop right now. Parents will have to judge what is right for their own child. Books by Adam Gidwitz. We start the overall story before they’re even born, and go through many adventures with them. The ending is fairly happy, but VERY bloody things happen on the way.
You can contact her at Fusenumber8 gmail. In this particular case I decided to inspect the stories Gidwitz appropriated to see exactly how closely they adhered to the originals. Little girls in red caps skipping around the forest? I do think this dark trend will effect kids, certainly at 8 or 11 years old. It just seemed to me to be yet another silhouette jacket, and not even as complex and interesting as those by David Frankland. And you’re so bored you’ve passed out on the floor.
That’s what makes this book, as Gidwitz says, “Awesome Gretel’s no slouch either, when it comes to taking names, and kicking butt.
Continue reading Show less. This was an awesome re-imagining of Hansel and Gretel. Beyond his commentary, there’s a wonderful ease to the writing of the fairy tales.
A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Review
It depends on the type of child you give it to. Every story was interesting and made me want to read more. Through the narrator’s asides, readers will learn a bit about the evolution of fairy tales. View all 16 comments.
Carly I found that this book is a different kind of scary, but I do believe that this book is better. I would really recommend this book if they like adventure.
A Tale Dark & Grimm
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subv In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales.
Grimm’s stories–the ones that weren’t changed for little kids–are violent and bloody. And not the sweet tales either.