In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

In a Glass Grimmly

Written by Adam Gidwitz
Part of the Grimm Series Series

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A witty blend of traditional and original, this follow up to A Tale Dark and Grimm takes a lively look at some of the darker moments of fairy tales. There are castles, and giants and mermaids and goblins. And Jack and Jill who apparently only went up the hill to fetch a pail of water are soon caught up in it all. Fairy tales will never seem quite so safe after this original and bold re-take of them.


In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

What really happened when Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water? Well, yes, Jack did break his crown and, yes, Jill did come tumbling after. But, they also went on a quest to find a looking glass, which really turned out to be a quest to find themselves. They challenged giants to an eating competition, were drowned by mermaids and were captured by goblins.

Did they ever find the looking glass? Well, you'll just have to read this book and find out. A perfect sequel to A Tale Dark and Grimm. Reader: beware. Child-eating giants, haunting mermaids and tricksy goblins lurk in these pages.

The Grimm fairy tales are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year and the continued interest in them is more apparent than ever.


This second foray is even more enjoyable than the author's acclaimed debut Publishers Weekly

100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2012 -- Elizabeth Bird School Library Journal

Gidwitz is back with a second book that, if possible, outshines A Tale Dark and Grimm School Library Journal

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

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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272 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2013




Publisher Profile

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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