Weaving together various fairy tales, Adam Gidwitz puts a unique twist on each of them as he takes Jack and Jill on a terrorizing journey through each of them!
Weaving together various fairy tales, Adam Gidwitz puts a unique twist on each of them as he takes Jack and Jill on a terrorizing journey through each of them! When two cousins Jack and Jill are get completely mortified one day, they are so desperate that they swear on their lives to find a glass for an old beggar. In return, she promises to change give them their deepest desires. When they climb up a beanstalk, (sound familiar?) and get to a land of giants, Jill uses her wits to escape. As they continue on, they meet people (or are they other creatures?) who deceive them, and try to carry out brutal plans. Gidwitz spins around lots of well-known tales including Jack and the Beanstalk, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and the Little Mermaid, and makes you look at them from a different point of view. Jack and Jill continue on their escapade because they are so desperate to make their wishes come true. But they may find out that they always had what they wanted all along, and they are the only ones that can make it happen.
If you enjoyed A Tale Dark and Grimm, or you just like chilling, mysterious books in general In a Glass Grimmly would be an excellent read for you! I would recommend this for boys and girls ages 11+, because there is some violence and goriness. It definitely has less violence than A Tale Dark and Grimm, but you’ll still want to be aware. With 314 pages, this is a bit of a longer read, but isn’t to complex. I would definitely give Adam Gidwitz two thumbs up for this book!