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A Tale Dark and Grimm

by Adam Gidwitz

An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself. 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. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.

“Unlike any children’s book I’ve ever read. [It] holds up to multiple rereadings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be.” – New York Times Book Review

“An audacious debut that’s wicked smart and wicked funny.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Addictively compelling.” – School Library Journal, starred review

“Charming and inventive . . . the perfect haunted book.” – The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“One of the year’s best children’s books.” – The Virginian-Pilot

About Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz (born February 14, 1982) is the author of the best selling children's books A Tale Dark and Grimm (2010), In a Glass Grimmly (2012), and The Grimm Conclusion (2012), all published by Dutton Penguin. A Tale Dark and Grimm was named a New York Times Editor's Choice, A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year (2010), a School Library Journal Best Children's Book of the Year (2010),and a 2010 ALA Notable Book.


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