The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz

The Grimm Conclusion

Written by Adam Gidwitz
Part of the Grimm Series Series

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Brilliantly, in this third part of his ‘Grimm’ series, Adam Gidwitz takes the lid off some familiar fairy tales and turns them into something hilariously gruesome instead. Despite the gore, the jokes come thick and fast. Here Jorinda and her brother Joringel deal with their own difficult lot before setting out into the most difficult territory of fairy tales. Versions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and many others all end badly! A rollicking read for anyone who doesn’t mind an unhappy ending.


The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz

The third sinister story in the Grimm series delves even further into the dark heart of the fairy tales you thought you knew and loved. A brother and sister must venture through kingdoms and forests haunted by demons and ogres, all the while seeking their way home. And they must face the most frightening monster of all: death. Enter, if you dare, a world filled with cruel stepsisters, ghastly suppers and a terrifying man known as the Devil.

Also by Adam Gidwitz:


‘Hair-raising and stomach-churning’ Publisher’s Weekly

‘Entertaining story-mongering, with traditional and original tropes artfully intertwined’
Kirkus Reviews

‘Gory and awesomely dark’ School Library Journal

Praise for A Tale Dark and Grimm

‘This debut YA novel is getting a lot of well-deserved attention. Gidwitz manages to balance the grisly violence of the original Grimms’ fairy tales with a wonderful sense of humour and narrative voice. Check it out!’ Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

‘Unlike any children’s book I’ve ever read. [It] holds up to multiple readings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be’ New York Times

‘Gidwitz has created a sharp, funny story – a fairy tale with teeth’ Inis

Praise for In a Glass Grimmly

‘Imagine Lemony Snicket does Fairy Tales. Great stuff’ Peters Books, Book of the Week

‘This second foray is even more enjoyable than the author’s acclaimed debut’ Publisher’s Weekly

‘A creative romp through traditional and tradition-based story-scapes, compulsively readable and just as read-out-loudable’ Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz grew up in Baltimore, USA. Now he lives in Brooklyn and teaches kids large and slightly less large at Saint Ann's School. Adam always writes about things that he's experienced personally. So, while all of the dark and grim things in this book really did happen to Hansel and Gretel, they also happened to Adam. Of course, if you've ever had a childhood, they've probably happened to you too. Want to hear more about Adam's harrowing experiences? Visit him online at his website.

Author photo credit: Erica Hickey

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336 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

4th September 2014




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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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