Annotations for Tale Dark & Grimm
Baker & Taylor
Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering witches, devils, warlocks, kindly strangers, and other helpful folk as they take charge of their own happily ever after.
Baker & Taylor
In a mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales that have never been more irreverent or subversive, as the siblings learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own "happily ever after." Reprint.
Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. 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