Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Book Review: A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, Book 1), by Adam Gidwitz

A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, book 1)
By: Adam Gidwitz
ISBN-10: 0525423346
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The moment Prince Hansel and Princess Gretel’s own father chops off their heads, they are sent from one terrifying adventure to the next (after their heads are reattached, of course).

This is a violent and darkly humorous middle grade novel that combines retellings of the Grimm Brothers’ fairytales, and through all the gore and funny narrative by the author, there is a happy ending.

It contains:

• A man biting another man’s wife’s lip (not meant to be sexual)
• Violence (chopping off fingers and heads, reference to eating children and wanting to eat children, stealing souls, killing, and torture)
• An older man lures a little girl into his house with his handsome looks

A Tale Dark & Grimm is exciting, mysterious, and, as expected, on the icky side. If your ten-year-old child is fascinated with blood and guts, then this is the right tale for them.

Readers who enjoyed A Tale Dark & Grimm might also like The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier and:

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