In a Glass Grimmly

by Adam Gidwitz
Release date: September 2012
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, childrens

This book is the tale of two children: a boy named Jack, and a girl named Jill. Yes, they do fall down a hill. And yes, Jack does break his head wide open.

But there is more than that. There is a beanstalk. There are giants. There might even be a mermaid or two. This story is terrifying. It is revolting. It is horrible. It is the most horrible fairy tale I have ever heard. Also, it is beautiful. Not sweet. Not cute. Beautiful — like the gray and golden ashes in a fireplace. Or like the deep russet of a drying stain of blood.

And, best of all, it is true.
That's right...
Fairy tales are awesome again.

updated 2012-10-06

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