In A Glass Grimmly by Adam GidwitzIn A Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

In A Glass Grimmly

byAdam Gidwitz

Paperback | August 20, 2013

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From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling authorwith cover and interior illustrations by Dan Santat!

If you dare, join Jack and Jill as they embark on a harrowing quest through a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and others. Follow along as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true in this hair-raising companion to Adam Gidwitz’s widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm.
An Oprah Kids’ Reading List Pick
A Publishers Weekly Best New Book of the Week Pick
For more twisted tales look for A Tale Dark & Grimm and The Grimm Conclusion
Adam Gidwitz taught in Brooklyn for eight years. Now, he writes full time—which means he writes a couple of hours a day, and lies on his couch staring at the ceiling the rest of the time. As is the case with all of his books, everything in them not only happened in the real fairy tales…it all also happened to him. Really. Learn more at...
Title:In A Glass GrimmlyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.88 inPublished:August 20, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142425060

ISBN - 13:9780142425060


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series After reading the first book, I speed read my way through this one. It was so good! Now on the the final book.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gory These books take fairy tales to a new level. Not exactly the happily ever after everyone expects. Super funny.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from In A Glass Grimmly I love this series. Grim is an understatement.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very interesting The book WILL leave you on the edge of your seat. Right when you think its boring, someghing happens. It is truly amazing.
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from In a glass grimly It is a crazy twisting book of endless adventure and excitement! I enjoyed reading it. It gets very creepy at times, but it didn't scare me to much. My favorite part is at the end when they tell everyone of there journey and then their parents come listen to their stories night after night. I like that part because everyone wants to here the stories and everyone gets to meet Eddie!
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for young, reluctant readers Who doesn’t love fairy tale retellings? They have that air of familiarity with just a splash of extra creativity that at once makes us feel both homey and adventurous. In a Glass Grimmly is no exception to the above description. Following the adventures of Jack and his cousin Jill, Adam Gidtwitz approaches a number of familiar tales, like Jack and the Beanstalk, The Emperor’s New Clothes and the Frog Prince and spins them in a way that is both humorous and kid friendly. When I started reading this collection I had assumed it was a grouping of separate stories but I was pleased to find that Gidwitz had combined the stories, making each one a stop on Jack and Jill’s over-arching quest. I think the big selling factor of this book is Adam Gidwitz’s fabulous sense of humour. It’s dark, and a little gruesome, but always hilarious. It reminded me of the humour in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Jokes about turning back, about the next part being so gruesome, so horrible that you might want to skip over it (or go do something pleasant) – they made me want to keep reading. And I was always eager to see what remarks he would come up with next. My favourite character by far, however, was not Jack or Jill or even the humorous narrator. It was The Frog. You meet him first, in a very upsetting and tragic rendition of The Frog Prince and he sticks with you for the entire adventure. He gets mistreated and is often ignored, but he’s funny, intelligent and is often a much needed voice of reason. I thought he was a neat addition to the regular old Jack and Jill. In a Glass Grimmly, despite its dark tales and gruesome humour has a lovely ending. A nice mixture of different fairy tale morals and being yourself rather than trying to only impress others. It left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling afterwards and I couldn’t wait to share this book with the children in my life. Recommendation: Great for young, reluctant readers. It’s especially fun to read together! This and other reviews at More Than Just Magic (
Date published: 2012-12-04

Read from the Book

Fairy tales were, in a word, horrible.Two hundred years ago, in Germany, the Brothers Grimm first wrote down that version of Cinderella in which the stepsisters slice off pieces of their feet and get their eyes pecked out. In England, a man names Joseph Jacobs collected tales like Jack the Giant Killer, which is about a boy named Jack who goes around murdering giants in the most gruesome and grotesque ways imaginable. And there was this guy called Hans Christian Andersen, who lived in Denmark and wrote fairy tales filled with sadness and humiliation and loneliness. Even Mother Goose’s rhymes could get pretty dark—after all, Jack and Jill go up a hill, and then Jack falls down and breaks his head open.Yes, fairy tales were horrible. In the original sense of the word.But even these horrible fairy tales and nursery rhymes aren’t true. They’re just stories. Right?Not exactly.

Editorial Reviews

Accolades for A Tale Dark & Grimm:• New York Times bestseller• Selection on the Today Show’s Al’s Book Club for Kids• NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Selection• An E. B. White Read Aloud Honor Book• New York Times Editors’ Choice pick• Publishers Weekly Flying Start• School Library Journal Best Book of the Year• ALA Notable Book “Unlike any children’s book I’ve ever read . . . [it] holds up to multiple re-readings, like the classic I think it will turn out to be.”—New York Times Book Review“A marvelous reworking of old stories that manages to be fresh, frightening, funny, and humane.”—Wall Street JournalAccolades for In a Glass Grimmly:• New York Times bestseller• A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012• A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012• A School Librry Journal Best Book of 2012  “Gidwitz is back with a second book that, if possible, outshines A Tale Dark & Grimm.”—School Library Journal, starred review  “Compulsively readable.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Gory, hilarious, touching, and lyrical all at once, with tons of kid appeal.”—The Horn Book “Adam Gidwitz leads us into creepy forests, gruesome deeds, terrible monsters, and—far worse—the dark places of the human heart. It’s horrible . . . and I LOVED it!”—Tom Angleberger, author of The Strange Case of Origami