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Adam Gidwitz makes a sparkling debut with a work that children are sure to request again and again.

In this mischievous and utterly original tale, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. But all is not sugarplums and candy houses. Danger lies ahead, and Hansel and Gretel have much to learn about avoiding witches’ ovens and making sure “The End” isn’t their end. As listeners 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    New York Times

  • “A marvelous reworking of old stories that manages to be fresh, frightening, funny and humane.”

    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)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title” for Kids and Teens, November 2010
  • A 2010 School Library Journal Best Book
  • A 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynx | 6/30/2011

    " My mom read it and said it was cute and I might like it. I won't say anything other then that it really was cute. Oh, and clever. It was that as well. Don't think I'll read it again, but it was cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marisa | 6/28/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book -- funny, quick reading, clever kids and dumb adults. Added to scary books shelf, even though it's not exactly scary. It's gory, I'll keep it as a back up when I can't find any other scary books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ms. Chicco | 6/27/2011

    " A retelling of Hansel and Gretel with all the brood and gore of the original Grimm tales. It is also wickedly clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rosie | 6/26/2011

    " Sarcastic, funny, and as the title implies very dark. This book is certainly not for squeamish children who are easily frightened as it contains a lot of gory images. It is a very fun, unique, and complex telling of the Grimm Fairytales that I think children will enjoy. "

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