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In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

In a Glass Grimmly (edition 2012)

by Adam Gidwitz, Hugh D'Andrade (Illustrator)

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Title:In a Glass Grimmly
Authors:Adam Gidwitz
Other authors:Hugh D'Andrade (Illustrator)
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2012), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 192 pages
Collections:Read 2013
Tags:Children's Fiction, Fairy Tales Retold, Adventure, Series

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In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz




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This book is entertaining to read and hard to put down. The author tells his own version and combination of Grimm fairytales. The story is often interrupted by the narrator giving it a fun feeling. Grades 3-7. ( )
  bouchk | Mar 13, 2014 |
A darker version of the Princess and the Frog.

The narrative is crisp, brief, and brisk.

Characters are stereotypical and somewhat stunted, but this is a short, so there isn't a lot of time for development.

Overall, an interesting read. ( )
  catya77 | Feb 20, 2014 |
  scducharme | Jan 18, 2014 |
  BRCSBooks | Dec 6, 2013 |
Everyone has heard the classic nursery rhyme about Jack and Jill, however, most are probably less familiar with this tale, which takes these two on a darker, more disturbing, and terrifying adventure. Jack wants to be accepted by the popular boys and Jill dreams for her conceited mother to see her as just as beautiful as she is. The two cousins set off on their quest to find the Seeing Glass in hopes that it, too, will bring the recognition they so desperately are searching for and while doing so they encounter several creatures from other famous fairy tales. Gidwitz is a magnificent storyteller, painting vivid images in the reader’s mind with his imaginative and rich descriptions and captivatingly creates suspense within each chapter. Depicted in bold font, he interrupts the storyline to insert a more personal narrative and even warns readers for gruesome details ahead – or apologizes that he forgot to. Additionally, he thoughtfully includes a concluding section describing the inspiration (Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and others) behind each of the stories told throughout. This plot is definitely more bloody and scary than the classic tales, with humor, too, making it everything that middle schoolers, especially boys, could ever want in a chapter book. ( )
  alizastein | Nov 12, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525425810, Hardcover)

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.

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Frog joins cousins Jack and Jill in leaving their own stories to seek a magic mirror, encountering such creatures as giants, mermaids, and goblins along the way. Based in part on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.

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