Adam Gidwitz, author of “A Tale Dark and Grimm” will be returning the Scarsdale Public Library on Monday, November 26th at 7:00 P.M. to discuss his new book, “In a Glass Grimmly”.
The author describes his latest book as the tale of two children: a boy named Jack, and a girl named Jill. Yes, they do fall down a hill. And yes, Jack does break his head wide open.
But there is more than that. There is a beanstalk. There are giants. There might even be a mermaid or two. This story is terrifying. It is revolting. It is horrible. It is the most horrible fairy tale I have ever heard. Also, it is beautiful. Not sweet. Not cute. Beautiful—like the gray and golden ashes in a fireplace. Or like the deep russet of a drying stain of blood.
And, best of all, it is true.
That’s right…Fairy tales are awesome again.