In a Glass Grimmly

In a Glass Grimmly More Grimm tales await in the harrowing hilarious companion to a beloved new classicTake caution ahead Oversize plant life eerie amphibious royalty and fear inducing creatures abound Lest you enter

  • Title: In a Glass Grimmly
  • Author: Adam Gidwitz
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • More Grimm tales await in the harrowing, hilarious companion to a beloved new classicTake caution ahead Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear inducing creatures abound.Lest you enter with dread.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 ore Grimm tales await in the harrowing, hilarious companion to a beloved new classicTake caution ahead Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear inducing creatures abound.Lest you enter with dread.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.In this companion novel to Adam Gidwitz s widely acclaimed, award winning debut, A Tale Dark Grimm, Jack and Jill explore a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm and others, including Jack and the Beanstalk and The Frog Prince.

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    1. Once again, Adam Gidwitz has knocked my socks off. I was skeptical to see what he could do with Jack and Jill, but he more than pleasantly surprised me. I will be very honest. There are a couple of parts of this book that are in no way kid friendly. I mean, I admit I probably read stuff like that when I was twelve, but I would caution a parent to be careful with this book. You might want to read it first and then let your child read it. Or read it together. I'd say that any reader under twelve s [...]

    2. Before I talk about much I like the book I must say that if you don't like gruesome, scary, at some point (around 10 or younger or sensitive people) the book my get night mere worthy, but if you have no problem with that, then go ahead and read it all of them because there great.Also, (I learned this the hard way) don't read the scary parts at night and if you get to a scary part and its 10:00 at night and then please just stop, but if you just can't put the book down, then when your done I reco [...]

    3. I absolutely adore Fairytale re-tellings. Sometimes there is nothing better than curling up and visiting an old, favourite tale with a new spin.This book was wonderful in so many different ways. Firstly, it was hilarious! The author's little interruptions throughout the story was a perfect touch. I couldn't help but imagine a British story teller living in a cottage, reading these stories and bringing them to life. The authors ability to make these tales come alive in such a unique and edgy way [...]

    4. This is the second in a series of books that takes it's cue from the fact that the "original" versions of fairy tales were in fact pretty dark and bloody. They were cautionary tales meant to warn children away from "risky" or "naughty" behavior. They were meant to encourage hard work and diligence as well as listening to one's elders.Thus we get match girls dying in the snow, snow queens snatching youngsters away, "Big Bad Wolves" wolfing down girls in red hoods, witches that eat children and so [...]

    5. I didn't really like this book as much as A Tale Dark and Grimm. I thought it went fast at some points, slow and descriptive at others. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who doesn't like gross stuff. If it was like a Tale Dark and Grimm I would recommend it, but it wasn't my favorite.

    6. In a Glass Grimmly is the companion to A Tale Dark and Grimm. It just came out this fall, and I loved it just as much. It follows Jack and Jill, two royal cousins, along with a talking three-legged frog, as they travel and experience (you guessed it) ever more bloody things. Adam Gidwitz's sharp humor is again apparent in this second book. The funny thing is, though in both books, he's always warning you about the bloody parts, they're not actually that bloody or disgusting. I'm sure in real lif [...]

    7. I liked the author's earlier title A Tale Dark & Grimm very much, and I also enjoyed this one although just a tad less. Maybe that was because I recognized the book's message about self-empowerment almost from the opening pages. The reminders to rely on ourselves and to look no further than ourselves for our self-esteem are important ones for anyone, but they simply seemed too obvious to me. As in its companion title, the book is filled with magic, violence, and descriptive passages intended [...]

    8. I loved the first book, A Tale Dark and Grim, so, so much. I was at BEA and saw the poster for this companion novel (which I did not know was coming out) and started squealing and jumping and pointing and my sister was pretending NOT to know me.Later we went back to the Penguin booth to pick up an ARC and I immediately began reading it.It is funny, it is thought-provoking, it's a story well-told. I love how Gidwitz wraps together so many stories into one cohesive whole. And I loved the talking f [...]

    9. This second book in the series works as a standalone, too. Hansel & Gretel's story was finished in book 1, and now we've moved on the the story of cousins Jack & Jill. Tying in versions of the frog prince, the emperor's new clothes, Jack & the beanstalk, and quite a few others, Gidwitz strays from his original focus on the Grimm fairy tales into Hans Christian Andersen, Mother Goose, and various other fairy tales and legends. He takes even more creative liberties (than he did in A Ta [...]

    10. We read A Tale Dark & Grimm almost two years ago and our oldest still refers to it as one of her favorites. So when we discovered that there was a sequel (or as it's described on the cover, a 'companion' book), we just had to read it.Instead of reading this book together, our oldest read it first and then I read it. We both read our favorite parts aloud and our youngest was intrigued, but not enough to read it on her own (at least not yet.) It's a quick, entertaining read.This book has much [...]

    11. Once upon a time, there were two cousins, and well a frog who has three-legs instead of four, because of well an unfortunate accident. You see these two cousins get themselves in a little predicament when they swear on their lives that they can retrieve a glass that has been lost for a very long time. It's a good thing that Frog comes along and they have some help from three ravens, otherwise things would be really grim. Their journey will take them through some famous fairy tales, nursery rhyme [...]

    12. A satisfying follow-up to A Tale Dark & Grimm, which has a dedicated fan club of young boys (and girls, too, but the boys are especially avid) in our town, since one of our middle school teachers read it to all of his classes. ATD&G had a lot of recovering-from-REALLY-horrible-parenting (cutting-off- heads-horrible--remember, these are the GRIMM fairy tales we're talking about). In a Glass goes on to the next logical issue--when your parents have failed you, how do you go on and find out [...]

    13. I have to say this book was good but I do not think Adam will ever be able to top A Tale Dark and Grimm. So we have all heard that boring old nursery rhyme about jack and Jill going up a hill right?WRONGAdam tells us what really happened and I bet you've never heard the story with deadly mermaids, stupid giants, a giant salamander, a three legged frog , and the rest of the crazy characters in this story. While the story may be exciting and a bit gory and gross it is really teaching us a lesson. [...]

    14. 4 Stars! I enjoyed this one better than the frist one. I thought this one was a little a bit better then the first one. I thought there was more adventure to it then the first one.

    15. I picked up A Tale Dark and Grimm one day, and decided to read it. Its cool cover, the ghostly silhouettes of a young girl and boy, shadowy, twisted trees, a dragon, and, of course, the little girl’s bloody sword… well, I liked the cover, and so I decided to read it. (I know, never judge a book by it’s cover, but, oh well.) Anyway, I enjoyed A Tale Dark and Grimm a lot. I felt for the two main characters, and I loved the idea of taking the original, rather bloody and gory fairy tales, and [...]

    16. I enjoyed the second book as much as the first one. This is a good batch of retellings, with lots of humor and intrigue. Pages: 192

    17. In a Glass of Grimmly is a book about a boy and girl named Jack and Jill. Jill runs away from her mother's kingdom from embarrassment incident. Jill doesn't know where else to go to except her cousin Jack's house. Jack also wants to run away because his father beats him and curses at him. Jack and Jill start out on their journey. First, they meet an old man who gives them magic beans. Next, they meet an elderly women who tells them to find a legendary glass that will give them extraordinary powe [...]

    18. Some time in the beginning of this year, I read (and really enjoyed), A Tale Dark and Grimm . So, I searched and found the second book - Through A Glass Grimmly. And it is as good as the first.Just a note for everyone: if you were expecting a sequel (like me), well, expect to be disappointed. True, the characters are named Jack and Jill again, and they're royal, but apart from that, the storyline is completely different.Again, the narrator takes us through various fairytales. And I'm super happy [...]

    19. Dark and witty, just the way I like my authors. As a child, I ravenously consumed two volumes that I found on the family bookshelves: Andersen's Fairy Tales and Grimm's Fairy Tales. These were the original, gritty versions of the stories, not sanitized or princessified. Thus started my love of folk stories, in both their original forms and modern re-written (but not dumbed-down) forms. Gidwitz is clearly a kindred spirit. He has a wicked, sarcastic sense of humor that delights even as the charac [...]

    20. I have to say, this book did not wow me the way the first in the series (A Tale Dark and Grimm) did. It didn't seem to have nearly the level of dark nor the.onality. I know there were a lot of reviews out there for the first one that complained about the dark and gore, and the narrator intrusion, but those were the things that really appealed to me. They set the book apart. Anyway, this time I did enjoy the story, but I didn't have that "couldn't put it down" feeling I had with the first book. I [...]

    21. 3.5 stars. I didn't listen to the audio version of this one, but I still heard the voice of the audio version of A Tale Dark and Grimm in my head. This one still has the humorous narrator popping in to warn the reader of the upcoming violence and mayhem. I laughed aloud just like I did while listening to the first one. However, I think this one might have gone a bit overboard with the gross factor. My students (especially boys) liked it just as much, though, and they are the ultimate judges of c [...]

    22. After making a deal with a old lady, Jack and Jill set off on a journey that makes them go to many different places. They go to the clouds where they meet a group of giants that must be out smarted with upchuck. From there they journey to the sea only to find a very pretty cruel mermaid and then on to the goblin market where truth is not appreciated and also life. Lastly they find themselves underground where they befriend an very big salamander who smells absolutely terrible and that is on the [...]

    23. 3.5 stars so I rounded up here.When you do what you want, not what you wishWhen you no longer seek your reflection in others' eyesWhen you see yourself face to faceThen you will have found what you truly seek.Another great read from Adam Gidwitz, combining various sources such as the Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, Joseph Jacobs and other folklore, as well as more original content from Gidwitz than in his debut, as he weaves it all together.I will admit [...]

    24. I met Adam Gidwitz. Yes, I'm bragging, yes, he was great. Super cute (which never hurts), very funny, and an engaging speaker who was both entertaining for adults and perfect for kids. I think that Adam Gidwitz must be the perfect mix of grownup and child. I'm not explaining it well, but when you read his books, you know what I mean. His books are wonderful stories about childhood, with enough gore and horror to satisfy even the most bloody-minded of us, and enough truth to make me cry. When he [...]

    25. If you loved a Tale Dark and Grimm, then you must read this companion book. Not a sequel, it explores a different set of fairy tales through different characters, this time Jack and Jill. And while there is a hill and a broken crown, there is much, much more. The complex layers of this story are as rich as the original works that they are based on. It is a must read.

    26. Fairytales, traditional and literary as only Adam Gidwitz can tell them, are awesome. Same sort of structure as A TALE DARK AND GRIMM, but different central characters and different tales, more that are original, I believe. Plenty of gore and vomit you are warned (by me and the narrator).

    27. Do you like scary, but not so scary books? Well this may be just the book your looking for! The genre of this book is fantasy. I really loved this book and liked it better than the first, A Tale, Dark& Grimm book. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars but will later explain why.The setting of this book takes place in many different places like: Märchen, Goblin Market, Goblin Kingdom, Eddie's Cave, Giants Cave, and a tavern. So mainly I can't put a main seeking because the characters travel to m [...]

    28. A Tale Dark and Grimm Book 2*In A Glass Grimly* by Adam Gidwitz. I'm so glad I continued the awe-inspiring series, it just get more bigger and better. In the second book of the horrifying and humorous series, we follow the adventure of young Jack and Jill. (Yes! From those poems But a whole lot different) The story and the chapters are more consistent. The first three chapters introduce the main characters of the book namely, A frog whose name is Frog, a young princess who adores her Mom named J [...]

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