A Tale Dark and Grimm

“Are there any small children in the room now? If so, it would be best if we just… hurried them off to bed. Because this is where things start to get, well… awesome. But in a horrible, bloody kind of way.”

Think fairy tales are just for kids? Think again. In this dark story, Hansel and Gretel are hunted, killed and sent to hell and back! In a remarkable twist on the classic fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, Hansel and Gretel move beyond their own story of breadcrumbs and witches, stepping into eight other classic fairy tales. As they dice with death and travel through the underworld, the twins discover that not all fairy tales have a happy ending… Adam Gidwitz gives traditional tales a new existence both humorous and horrifying in this unforgettable novel.

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