Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Trailer: A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Recently released was the trailer for A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, inspired by 9 of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales, and it's awesome with a "Tim Burton" feel which I love! This book looks great and was even recommended to me by Stephanie Perkins so I know it's gotta be good! It's already available in stores so all I've got to do is actually go and buy it but until then, enjoy this great trailer!

You can read the first chapter on Adam's site HERE and also click around the site to discover other cool stuff!

Taken from Penguin's YouTube page:
"Unlike any children's book I've ever read... A Tale Dark and Grimm holds up to multiple rereadings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be."
--The New York Times, Editor's Choice

"A marvelous reworking of old stories that manages to be fresh, frightening, funny and humane." --The Wall Street Journal

"An audacious debut that's wicked smart and wicked funny." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Gidwitz is terrifying and funny at the same time. His storytelling is so assured that it's hard to believe this is his debut novel. And his treatment of the Grimms' tales is a whole new thing." --School Library Journal, Starred Review

In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.

Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great post, Jeremy! Also, if people want a FREE preview, they can go to my site and read the first chapter. It's at http://www.adamgidwitz.com/tales-dark-new

    And poke around the site. There are a lot of hidden goodies...