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.
About the Author
Adam Gidwitz taught in Brooklyn for eight years. Now, he writes full time which means he writes a couple of hours a day, and lies on his couch staring at the ceiling the rest of the time. As is the case with all of his books, everything in them not only happened in the real fairy tales it all also happened to him. Really. Learn more at www.adamgidwitz.com, on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter: @AdamGidwitz"