Vagando per una sudicia palude, Hänsel e Gretel arrivano a una casetta fatta di dolci iniziano ad assaggiarne un po', quando d'un tratto sulla soglia appare una donna con un grembiule da fornaia... Finiscono così tra le grinfie della terribile strega mangiabambini. Questo lo sapevate già. Ma cosa accade dopo? Che Hänsel e Gretel la arrostiscono nel forno e si salvano? Tutto lì? Ne siete sicuri? Invece no. I due fratelli varcano il confine della loro storia e vagano nell'universo della tradizione favolistica incontrando alcune delle migliori fiabe classiche già narrate dai fratelli Grimm. Eccoli impegnati in un viaggio 'buio e spaventoso' attraverso una terra piena di pericoli oscuri, popolata di stregoni malvagi e corvi indiscreti, che li porta persino ad affrontare il Diavolo. Irriverenti e sovversivi, Hänsel e Gretel imparano in questo lungo, incredibile viaggio a farsi carico delle loro scelte e a diventare artefici del proprio destino. Età di lettura: da 10 anni.
- ISBN: 8862567707
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 257
Once upon a time, fairy tales were AWESOME! Adam Gidwitz remembers the old tales - the ones with violence and blood - and truly regrets the watering down the modern times. And so he decides to tell the true tale of Hansel and Gretel. Their story is not all gingerbread and breadcrumbs - the
To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com I have a thing for fairy tales, especially Hansel and Gretel. So when I saw A Tale Dark and Grimm at the library a few weeks ago, I couldn't hesitate. I needed to read this book. Firstly, I thought the story was incredibly creativ Leggi tutto
This debut YA novel is getting a lot of well-deserved attention. Gidwitz manages to balance the grisly violence of the original Grimms’ fairy tales with a wonderful sense of humor and narrative voice, somewhat reminiscent of Lemony Snicket’s take on the penny dreadful, but also completely fresh and Leggi tutto
Do you know the feeling that you knew everything that was about to happen even before you read it? Well, nothing surprised me in this. Not a single thing. It had great potential, but it did not work for me. There are some fantastic re-tellings, but this one is not it... at least not for me. No, of
Lemony Snicket walked so this series could run. Yeah. I said it. My dear sister dearly loves this book, and so I read it because things that are dear to people who are dear to me should automatically be dear to me too. Feel like that’s a rule. This was fine, but a little boring. Which is shocking becaus Leggi tutto
I loved, loved, loved this book! This is the kind of book that I wish I could find more of. I think it was a wonderful fix of humor, horror, suspense, angst, and a great coming of age story. I didn't think that I would appreciate a story with Hansel and Gretel thrown into other fairy tales, nor coul Leggi tutto
Didn’t want to read this. Nope. Not a jot. Three reasons for that. First off, the title. I’ve said it about twenty times since reading it and every time I can’t quite get it right (derivations have included "Something Dark and Grimm", “A Grimm Tale”, and “Something Grimm”). Second, the jacket of the Leggi tutto
This was an awesome re-imagining of Hansel and Gretel. I can’t wait to try the other two Dark Tales!
Gidwitz spins a twisted tale that sends Hansel and Gretel into the deep, dark, and sometimes, bloody forest. Not surprisingly, no one there is quite what they seem. The author/narrator frequently warns the reader that bad things are going to happen . . . and, boy - do they ever! Hansel has a Hell of Leggi tutto
1 Star or maybe 0.5? idk, I'm just glad it's over I thought I was going to read an amazing cool retelling about Hansel & Gretel & Grimm stories. (Something like SGE) But Alas.... this book was full of short stories (related but still... they all began with once upon a time...), It was ridiculous & bad Leggi tutto
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