[Book Review] A Tale Dark and Grimm

A_Tale_Dark_and_Grim_coverTitle: A Tale Dark and Grimm
Author: Adam Gidwitz
Genre: Fairy tales, Fantasy
Published: October 2010 by Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
The publisher rates it as suitable for ages 10 and up
Source: Purchased from the bookstore

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT?

Here’s a description from the author’s website:

Come on in. It may be frightening, and it’s certainly bloody, but, unlike those other fairy tales you know, this one is true. Once upon a time, you see, fairy tales were awesome.

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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