Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Tale Dark & Grimm

Adam Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark & Grimm is visiting our school next week.

Our school librarian writes "he weaves Grimm stories into a wild - and at times extremely frightening - adventure for brother and sister team Hansel and Gretel.  The world seems pitted against them...will they survive when they are up against warlocks, the Devil and dragons that look nice one day and not the next?! "

This is not your Disney fairy tale (although I am a big fan of Mickey and his brood).  This looks dark and terribly exciting.  The only sad part is that it is recommended for grades 3 - 6 so my kindergarten class will have to miss out.  Although you can be sure I will try to get away to watch him read in person.


Barbara said...

Sounds a little too scary for kindergarteners, but I hope you get to hear the author. I was always frightened by fairy tales as a child. They seemed all too real to me.

Gary said...

Barbara - I finished reading this book last week and it is probably too scary for my class. The 5th grade class read it and loved it! Who knew that Hansel and Gretel were such badasses.


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