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Guess what Kirkus said about IN A GLASS GRIMMLY?

"A creative romp through traditional and tradition-based story-scapes, compulsively readable and just as read-out-loudable."

And a star!

HOORAY!
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Published on July 30, 2012 10:27 • 126 views • Tags: grimm, grimmly, kirkus, review, reviews
BIG NEWS #1:
IT’S HERE, FOLKS. Today, Bookpage.com has published a sneak preview of IN A GLASS GRIMMLY. The first chapter (and prologue) is now available. And free! Check it out here: http://bookpage.com/childrens-books.

Remember, the whole book is available on September 27th, so pre-order it this second (on IndieBound or BN.com or Amazon)!

BIG NEWS #2:
You are personally INVITED to the BOOK LAUNCH of IN A GLASS GRIMMLY! That’s right! YOU can come and hear me read from IN A GLASS GRIMMLY and get some of the very first signed copies in existence! Of course, you have to somehow get to Brooklyn, NY. But just tell your parents that if they really under-stand you, they’ll let you go. Oh, and they can come, too.

(If you can’t get to Brooklyn, I may well be coming to your town soon; an updated event schedule will be on adamgidwitz.com next week!)

The details for the book launch and signing are:
Where— BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn NY
When— 7pm, Thursday, September 27th
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Published on August 30, 2012 19:09 • 300 views • Tags: book-launch, grimm, preview, sneak
Do you live near DC? Want nightmares? On Sept. 15th, at 10:30am, I will be telling the most upsetting fairy tale I know at the Alexandria Story Festival. That’s right, I am going to make you weep. If I can. And I’ll try. Come on down!

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Published on September 06, 2012 07:17 • 186 views • Tags: a-tale-dark-and-grimm, alexandria-story-festival, dc, grimm, in-a-glass-grimmly
An email arrived in my inbox recently. I was in the midst of planning a visit to a rural elementary school to share “A Tale Dark and Grimm,” my adaptation of Grimm’s fairy tales. The email arrested my planning:

“I am afraid I have bad news. My colleagues and I are afraid we will not have administrative support should a parent challenge your wonderful book… As you might guess, this is a very conservative community and while we have your book on our shelves and can stand by it 100%, we are fearful that asking some of our teachers to read it aloud will be met with resistance… I feel like I am not defending the First Amendment by declining to have you visit … but this is not the year to borrow trouble.”

Scared off by fairy tales? Indeed...

Read the rest of the essay on WSJ's Speakeasy blog, here:
In Defense of Fairy Tales
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Published on October 16, 2012 06:11 • 545 views • Tags: censorship, fairy-tales, grimm

A Blog Dark and Grimm

Adam Gidwitz
Adam Gidwitz, author of A TALE DARK AND GRIMM, very irregularly posts short essays and observations about children's literature, adult literature, and whatever else is on his mind.

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