A Tale Dark & Grimm

A Tale Dark & Grimm

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Adam Gidwitz puts a modern spin on the familiar ‘Once upon a time . . . ’ in a series of new adventures with Hansel and Gretel at the helm. If you think you’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to fairy tales, then this humorous take on the genre is just for you. Gidwitz splices together new stories in a traditional style with a modern narrative voice that adds some excellent comedic commentary and context. Each chapter is a standalone story, making it easy to dip in and out of Hansel and Gretel’s adventures. Be warned though, these tales are not for the fainthearted. These are stories with sacrifice, loss (of limb!) and inspiring lessons about dealing with how life can be scary and the fact that, yes, grown-ups can get things wrong sometimes. - Eleanor Pender, Communications Executive at Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust

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