Monday, February 6, 2012

Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday

Emiline's Pick for MMGM is:
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

     A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, is my Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday pick.   I don't know if you know this but A Tale Dark and Grimm has all of our favorite parts of Hansel and Gretel's life--Grimm style.  It's a twist to the fairytales that make them, in my words, more fascinating.  It's scarier.  It's not your regular  bedtime story.

        I never realized there was more to the story than just "they went to the witch's house and pushed her  into the oven."  But now that I've read the Gidwitz version I've learned that there is so much more to tell.
I also realized that Grimm style is cool style and Adam Gidwitz  is an extraordinary author.  He created a world that puts the original Grimm fairytales in his own words making them hilarious and fun to read, but a little bit creepy, too.  (I love this extraordinary cover art.  I have a poster of it hanging above my bed :))

       Check out my review to get a little sample of what the book is about.

      I love this book so much, I've decided to give a copy to one lucky U.S. follower.  To win, become a public follower and leave a comment that includes your email address on this post.  Good luck!


 You can find out more about this book and Adam Gidwitz by visiting his website:

We are having so much fun with the meme!  There are lots of other blogs that participate in this, so if you love Middle-Grade books you should check them out too.


  1. You guys are awesomely monstrous, or monstrously awesome--one of the two. Thanks for being part of MMGM, and for the great review of A Tale Dark and Grimm. I can't believe I haven't read it yet! Finfers crossed for the win.

  2. That should be "fingers" crossed--but it would be cool if I had "finfers" too.

    1. Mr. Michael,
      Keep your FINFERS crossed!! We are really excited to be a part of MMGM. Thanks for the comment- it made me laugh.

  3. Ooh I love this book!!
    It'd be great to win it!
    my address:

  4. I've heard of this, but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I love fairytale retellings! Thanks for the chance to win this. :] I'm a GFC follower as Gabi.

    teddycavygal at yahoo dot com