The Grimm Conclusion

By Adam Gidwitz; Hugh D'Andrade (Illustrator)
(Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525426158, 344pp.)

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

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Description
Once upon a time, fairy tales were grim.
Cinderella's stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds.
Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.
And in a tale called The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage, a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other. Yes, the sausage talks. (Okay, I guess that one's not that grim )
Those are the real fairy tales.
But they have nothing on the story I m about to tell.
This is the darkest fairy tale of all. Also, it is the weirdest. And the bloodiest.
It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard.
And I am sharing it with you.
Two children venture through forests, flee kingdoms, face ogres and demons and monsters, and, ultimately, find their way home. Oh yes, and they may die. Just once or twice.
That's right. Fairy tales
Are
Awesome.



About the Author
Ne a San Francisco en 1982, Adam Gidwitz a grandi a Baltimore. Au college, son petit cote rebelle le conduisait tres frequemment devant le bureau du proviseur. Il s'assagit suffisamment au lycee pour pouvoir integrer ensuite l'universite de New York. Il a d'abord penser s'orienter vers des etudes theologiques, puis philosophiques, pour finir par opter pour la litterature anglaise. En effet, Adam pense que les verites les plus profondes ont toutes ete ecrites dans des ouvrages de fiction. C'est en Angleterre, ou il passe sa troisieme annee d'etude - et a beaucoup de temps libre - qu'il se decouvre l'envie d'ecrire. Apres avoir recu son diplome, il obtient un poste comme enseignant a Brooklyn, ou il passe les pauses du dejeuner a raconter des histoires aux enfants; le soir, il va a la rencontre d'ecrivains et lit une quantite impressionnante de romans jeunesse. En 2012, il fait un passage en France, avec son epouse, avant de retourner a Brooklyn.

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