The Grimm Conclusion

The Grimm Conclusion

Paperback - 2013
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From the Newbery Honor-winning,  New York Times  bestselling author-- with all new cover and interior illustrations by Dan Santat!

Did you know that Cinderella's stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds? Really. And that 
Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half? And that in "The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage," a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other? (Okay, I guess that one's not that grim.)
Those are the real fairy tales. But they have nothing on the fairy tales in this book.

For more twisted tales look for  A Tale Dark and Grimm  and In a Glass Grimmly .

* "Underneath the gore, the wit, and the trips to Hell and back, this book makes it clearer than ever that Gidwitz truly cares about the kids he writes for." -- Publishers Weekly  starred review
"Entertaining story-mongering, with traditional and original tropes artfully intertwined."-- Kirkus Reviews

"As innovative as they are traditional, the stories maintain clear connections with traditional Grimm tales while creatively connecting to the narrative, and all the while keeping the proceedings undeniably grisly and lurid. . . .Readers will rejoice."-- School Library Journal
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780142427361


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Jun 14, 2017

Scary fairytales they were enjoyable yet disturbing

FindingJane Jul 30, 2014

Grimm tales never grow old, stale or lose their power, enchanting generation after generation of writers to dip their quills in their bloody inkpots. Taking the names of another sibling team as his springboard, Adam Gidwitz propels us, his trembling readers, into yet another phantasmagoria of gore, manic mayhem and raving ravens. Here, betrayal isn’t just found at the hands of neglectful or nasty parental units but everywhere in the world. The separation of brother and sister comes sooner, too, forcing Jorinda and Joringel early into the outside world, propelling them into a kind of untimely maturity for which they’re both rather ill suited.

Mr. Gidwitz has points to make besides relating grisly stories. Maturity and wisdom come at the expense of loss of childhood, as this book makes painfully clear. But that’s no reason that childlike qualities have to be cast off so soon or abandoned forever. The book delivers this moral without subtlely but without force either. While I still believe these stories aren’t entirely for children, no child can be spared the trials between its bloody pages—much as we would wish it.


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