The Grimm Conclusion

The Grimm Conclusion

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Once upon a time, fairy tales were grim.

Cinderella’s stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds.

Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.

And in a tale called ?The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage,” a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other. Yes, the sausage talks. (Okay, I guess that one’s not that grim?)

Those are the real fairy tales.

But they have nothing on the story I’m about to tell.

This is the darkest fairy tale of all. Also, it is the weirdest. And the bloodiest.

It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard.

And I am sharing it with you.

Two children venture through forests, flee kingdoms, face ogres and demons and monsters, and, ultimately, find their way home. Oh yes, and they may die. Just once or twice.

That’s right. Fairy tales
Are
Awesome.


Random House, Inc.
Once upon a time, fairy tales were grim.

Cinderella’s stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds.

Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.

And in a tale called “The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage,” a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other. Yes, the sausage talks. (Okay, I guess that one’s not that grim…)

Those are the real fairy tales.

But they have nothing on the story I’m about to tell.

This is the darkest fairy tale of all. Also, it is the weirdest. And the bloodiest.

It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard.

And I am sharing it with you.

Two children venture through forests, flee kingdoms, face ogres and demons and monsters, and, ultimately, find their way home. Oh yes, and they may die. Just once or twice.

That’s right. Fairy tales
Are
Awesome.

Baker & Taylor
"Sister and brother Jorinda and Joringel fight to keep their promise to stay together throughout a new series of gruesome, twisted, Grimm-inspired stories"--

Baker
& Taylor

A final entry in the celebrated series that includes In a Glass Grimmly combines eerie landscapes and fear-inducing characters in a latest adventure featuring an irreverent narrator who provides dark retellings of such classics as "The Juniper Tree" and "Cinderella."
Sister and brother Jorinda and Joringel fight to keep their promise to stay together throughout a new series of gruesome, twisted, Grimm-inspired stories.

Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9780525426158
0525426159
Branch Call Number: J FICTION GIDWI...A
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 22 cm
Notes: A companion to: A tale dark & Grimm and In a glass Grimmly

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gurgia
Jun 14, 2017

Scary fairytales they were enjoyable yet disturbing

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FindingJane
Jul 30, 2014

Grimm tales never grow old, stale or lose their power, enchanting generation after generation of writers to dip their quills in their bloody inkpots. Taking the names of another sibling team as his springboard, Adam Gidwitz propels us, his trembling readers, into yet another phantasmagoria of gore, manic mayhem and raving ravens. Here, betrayal isn’t just found at the hands of neglectful or nasty parental units but everywhere in the world. The separation of brother and sister comes sooner, too, forcing Jorinda and Joringel early into the outside world, propelling them into a kind of untimely maturity for which they’re both rather ill suited.

Mr. Gidwitz has points to make besides relating grisly stories. Maturity and wisdom come at the expense of loss of childhood, as this book makes painfully clear. But that’s no reason that childlike qualities have to be cast off so soon or abandoned forever. The book delivers this moral without subtlely but without force either. While I still believe these stories aren’t entirely for children, no child can be spared the trials between its bloody pages—much as we would wish it.

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