In a Glass Grimmly (Hardcover)

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“This is a bloody marvelous, wonderfully horrible companion to Gidwitz's award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm. In this Mother Goose-meets-the-Brothers Grimm version of 'Jack and Jill,' the two children will meet a talking frog -- he's a good guy -- and lots of murderous giants, twisted mermaids, gruesome goblins, and other scary bad guys. But that's okay, because what's the point of going on a life-or-death quest if it's easy-peasy? A must-read for middle-graders!”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA

Description


More Grimm tales await in the harrowing, hilarious companion to a beloved new classic

Take caution ahead--
Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound.

Lest you enter with dread.
Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.

Step lively, dear reader . . .
Happily ever after isn't cutting it anymore.

In this companion novel to Adam Gidwitz's widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm, Jack and Jill explore a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm and others, including Jack and the Beanstalk and The Frog Prince.

About the Author


Ne a San Francisco en 1982, Adam Gidwitz a grandi a Baltimore. Au college, son petit cote rebelle le conduisait tres frequemment devant le bureau du proviseur. Il s'assagit suffisamment au lycee pour pouvoir integrer ensuite l'universite de New York. Il a d'abord penser s'orienter vers des etudes theologiques, puis philosophiques, pour finir par opter pour la litterature anglaise. En effet, Adam pense que les verites les plus profondes ont toutes ete ecrites dans des ouvrages de fiction. C'est en Angleterre, ou il passe sa troisieme annee d'etude - et a beaucoup de temps libre - qu'il se decouvre l'envie d'ecrire. Apres avoir recu son diplome, il obtient un poste comme enseignant a Brooklyn, ou il passe les pauses du dejeuner a raconter des histoires aux enfants; le soir, il va a la rencontre d'ecrivains et lit une quantite impressionnante de romans jeunesse. En 2012, il fait un passage en France, avec son epouse, avant de retourner a Brooklyn.

Praise For…


Accolades for A Tale Dark & Grimm:
New York Times bestseller
• Selection on the Today Show’s Al’s Book Club for Kids
• NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Selection
• An E. B. White Read Aloud Honor Book
New York Times Editors’ Choice pick
Publishers Weekly Flying Start
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
• ALA Notable Book
 
“Unlike any children’s book I’ve ever read . . . [it] holds up to multiple re-readings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be.”—New York Times Book Review
“A marvelous reworking of old stories that manages to be fresh, frightening, funny, and humane.”—Wall Street Journal

Accolades for In a Glass Grimmly:
New York Times bestseller
• A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012
• A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012
• A School Librry Journal Best Book of 2012
 
 “Gidwitz is back with a second book that, if possible, outshines A Tale Dark & Grimm.”—School Library Journal, starred review
 
 “Compulsively readable.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
“Gory, hilarious, touching, and lyrical all at once, with tons of kid appeal.”—The Horn Book
 
“Adam Gidwitz leads us into creepy forests, gruesome deeds, terrible monsters, and—far worse—the dark places of the human heart. It’s horrible . . . and I LOVED it!”—Tom Angleberger, author of The Strange Case of Origami 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525425816
ISBN-10: 0525425810
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: September 27th, 2012
Pages: 314
Language: English