Series: A Tale Dark & Grimm #2
Published by Dutton Children's Books on September 27th 2012
More Grimm tales await in the harrowing, hilarious companion to a beloved new classic
Take caution ahead--
Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound.
Lest you enter with dread.
Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.
Step lively, dear reader . . .
Happily ever after isn't cutting it anymore.
In this companion novel to Adam Gidwitz's widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm, Jack and Jill explore a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm and others, including Jack and the Beanstalk and The Frog Prince.
Short & Sweet: I loved the first in this series, so when I saw the second at the library, I had to check it out (and read it the same day). Gidwitz puts the perfect twist on these grim fairy tales. I can't help but love the gruesome nature of fairy tales and he definitely does not hold anything back. This book does a great job of showing the cleverness of the different fairy tales while still having a straight plot line that weaves the different tales together. The Frog Prince is one of my favorite tales and I love how it is ingrained in the story and how the Frog does indeed help Jack and Jill on their many adventures. The message at the end of the story is fantastic as well and really will captivate readers.
Final Verdict: For fans of real fairy tales, read this book. A fantastic story that twists many of my favorite tales, told closely to the grim and gruesome tales that they really are.