In A Glass Grimmly

In A Glass Grimmly

Book - 2012
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Frog joins cousins Jack and Jill in leaving their own stories to seek a magic mirror, encountering such creatures as giants, mermaids, and goblins along the way. Based in part on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.
Companion to: A tale dark & Grimm.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Juvenile, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780525425816
0525425810
9780142425060
Characteristics: 314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Mother Goose

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VampireGirl10
Jan 06, 2017

this book I don't like because the narrator keep butting in. I don't recommend this book if you don't like rymes and narrators butting in

FindingJane May 14, 2015

Mr. Gidwitz ranges further afield for inspiration as he weaves this story of Jack and Jill. There are more than Grimm fairy tales at play here.

In nursery rhyme, these two careless children travel no farther than up and down a hill in search of water. But, in Gidwitz’s novel, they are cousins who yearn desperately for acceptance from family and strangers and go to almost ridiculous lengths to get them.

In the end, the perilous and health-destroying quest seems to have led to a great deal of nothing, the coveted prize a non-magical worthless object that has inadvertently caused the deaths of many innocent and guilty people alike. But, as with any life-altering passage, it is the journey itself that builds the character, strengthens the mind and leads to true growth and real friendship. The children suffer, as many in fairy tales do, but they find true joy and happiness and the stories outline exactly how that happens.

As with the previous volume, “A Tale Dark and Grimm”, Mr. Gidwitz peppers his novel with warnings although not as many. He takes a contradictory attitude in which he warns that these tales are not for children but then “forgets” to warn us about truly nasty passages involving bodily fluids, horrific stenches and mass destruction. Given the origins of many of the original tales, I leave it up to the reader to decide if modern children are made of sterner stuff.

This novel draws and repels in equal measure. But, above all things, it is a ripping good yarn of searching, adventure, sacrifice and love.

librarianna May 13, 2013

Fantastic read for those who enjoy mixed-up fairy tales and lovers of FABLEHAVEN and SISTERS GRIMM.

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crissy123
Dec 23, 2012

It is very gory but an amazing book. You must read it

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ChelseaRox
Aug 24, 2015

Remember that nursery rhyme of when jack and jil went up to get a pail of water, jack came down and BROKE HIS HEAD OPEN? That is not the real story of jack and Jill. Read
Gidwitz book about the real story of jack and Jill. BEWARE BLOODY SCENES...

librarianna May 13, 2013

Join Jack and Jill- yes, THAT Jack and Jill- as they go on an adventure to save their skins through the "true" versions of classic fairy tales.

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APPLEWHITE
Jun 01, 2013

Violence: blood really violent

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Tobascos
Jul 31, 2015

Gidwitz pg.153 "You, dear children, are con-fused. What you want, what you think, what you believe, all get mixed up with what other people want for you, or think you should want, or believe about you. Do you see?"

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