If you dare, join Jack and Jill on a harrowing quest through a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and others. Take caution ahead – oversize plant life, amphibious beasts, and fear-inducing creatures abound. Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may, or may not, be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true. Step lively, dear reader. Happily ever after isn’t cutting it any more.
Cousins, Jack and Jill, set out on a quest to take control of their lives. Gidwitz weaves together tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, into something fresh, new, and horrible – gruesome and terrible. Jill, the daughter of a selfish queen, gets caught up in a version of the Emperor’s New Clothes, while her cousin Jack, is nothing more than the town fool, who trades a cow for some foolish beans. Readers recognize old tales and then are taken for a ride as the familiar turns strange, and often bloody. A fresh twist to the idea of the twisted fairy tale, these fractured tales will please readers of the first volume, A Tale Dark & Grimm.
For fans of fairy tales, and TVs Once Upon a Time.
Recommended by Alice Cyphers, Pennsylvania USA
ALSC Tween Recommended Reads http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/Tween13_RecReadsList.pdf