Adam Gidwitz, Dutton, $ (p) ISBN Fracturing the folk tales of the Brothers Grimm, Gidwitz brings together old. Parents need to know that when author/narrator Adam Gidwitz warns readers that Grimm’s stories are violent and bloody, and that “if such things bother you, we. From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author—with cover and interior illustrations by Dan Santat! Hansel and Gretel.

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Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written by Crescentmoon50 March 24, Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to rgimm inbox.

Kids loved ’em in the past and from what I hear, kids today just eat this newest book up grimn well. Hansel turns into a beast and is hunted down and killed, then travels through hell hrimm sees people being tortured. The fact that it unearths some of the more frightening ones along the way just happens to be a bonus.

You guys, I cry at things like shuttle launches and stories of old ladies who attend soldiers’ funerals, so I can’t be trusted. April 6, at 5: No with repeated warnings to be sure there are no children in This is an odd book Looking for More Great Reads? Our youngest got a bit alarmed in some parts, but mainly I think she got bored by the sheer length of the book. Oct 28, Pages Middle Grade 10 and up Buy.

For, in life, it is in the darkest zones one finds the brightest beauty and the most luminous wisdom. January 14, at 6: So maybe some kids would be fine with it. I liked how the author took a simple story of two characters that everyone knows and turned into an amazing detailed, action book!


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Dead on, including the whole kidnapping the mom bit. Are children a means to an end, a possession, or are they worth their weight in gold? I would say it should be 11 and older. Like a lot of middle grade novels out this year Cosmic afam, One Crazy Summeretc. May 17, Mischenko rated it really liked it.

He would warn the reader that some very bloody parts were coming, and x thing he did. Beyond his commentary, there’s a wonderful ease to the writing of the fairy tales. In this moment, you will look at your parents and realize that — no matter what it sounds like they are saying — they are actually asking you for forgiveness. He would warn us to send the little kids to bed or to get the babysitter.

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Inspired by Your Browsing History. I would put this into the th grade level, but not 3rd grade and that’s based solely on the content. Okay, I hate traditional literature books, but this was a fabulous book!

For an 8 to 9 year old I think this book really crosses into YA literature. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she’d love to tell you about but that she’s sure you’d find more interesting to hear of in person.


This was an awesome re-imagining of Hansel and Gretel. Galley sent for review from publisher. Not surprisingly, no one there is quite what they seem.

As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after.

And when you talk it up to them you need only say one thing: Gretel de-abia mai sufla. Personalize Common Sense for your family.

A tale dark and grimm. When I first saw this cover I was not a particular fan. I am seeing a trend in bloodthirsty books for younger children. But it would be a good idea for parents to take a look at it if they are concerned about violence in the books their kids read. I enjoyed the book for the most part, but apparently I’m a massive wimp and it was a tad too much for me.

A Tale Dark & Grimm

I gidwwitz that he is true to the original Grimm’s fairy tales, and I know I did read fairy tales at a younger age. I would put the age at 9 and up, lower maybe if it is being read She often mentions it as her favorite story. Adam Gidwitz taught in Brooklyn for eight years.