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Adam Gidwitz

Autor(a) de A Tale Dark and Grimm

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About the Author

Adam Gidwitz was born in San Francisco, California in 1982. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Columbia University. After graduating, he took a job in a second grade classroom at Saint Ann's School, in Brooklyn and attended Bank Street College of Education in the evenings. mostrar mais He eventually taught first, second, fifth, and high school at Saint Ann's before deciding to become a full-time author. He is the author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and In a Glass Grimly. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Author Adam Gidwitz at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53504393


Obras por Adam Gidwitz

Associated Works

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth (2020) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Who Done It? (2013) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales (2015) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
United States of America
Local de nascimento
San Francisco, California, USA
Locais de residência
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Columbia University (English literature)
elementary school teacher
children's book author
Saint Ann's School
Sarah Burnes

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[from A Tale Dark and Grimm]
Adam Gidwitz grew up in Baltimore. Now he lives in Brooklyn and teaches kids large and slightly less large at Saint Ann's School. Adam always writes about things that he's experienced personally. So, while all of the dark and grim things in this book really did happen to Hansel and Gretel, they also happened to Adam. Of course, if you've ever had a childhood, they've probably happened to you, too.




Very entertaining if you like fantasy. I little silly! I can see why my 7th graders like it!
mjphillips | 129 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
I'm amazed by this book. Here are two reasons why:

1. It's about religion, ethics, prejudice, and the nature of good and evil. It's so deep, but it's never dull. It's mind-expanding, but it's not preachy. It's a really exciting book that explores really big questions.

2. It's like a kid's version of the Canterbury Tales! What? How did Adam Gidwitz even do that? Besides introducing young readers to elements of one of the foundational works of English literature, there are a lot of other cool links to the past here. The author's notes at the end of the book are definitely worth reading.

Finally, I'll mention that there's some spectacular violence in this book. I often dislike violence in children's literature, but I think it may have served a purpose here that makes it understandable and even great fodder for discussion. The Middle Ages were a violent time, for one. So you can say violence is a realistic aspect of the historical setting. And it also complicates our heroes, particularly William. They are saints, but they are not perfect.

But this book almost is.
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LibrarianDest | 42 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
* I got this book for review of the publisher for my honest thoughts*

I thought this was a great follow up to the first book in this series. I loved the adventure in this story and also how the storyline expanded the world. I just found this to a fast pace adventure story and think younger readers will fly throughout. I think the many illustrations will also increase the joy for this series. I really loved the dynamic between the professor and the kids in this novel. I really want to keep on reading this series. It was a def a super fun adventure series with some history tossed in!… (mais)
lmauro123 | 7 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
I listened to this audiobook and found it to be adorable. I really loved the adventure aspects and just how fun and fast pace this story was. I loved it so much. I read it so fast and just loved the characters a lot. I think younger kids will adore this book, because the kids really were the heroes in this story. I enjoyed how this book did tackle some history elements in the story telling. I def will be getting the sequel to read. This is great starter series for younger readers or even a great read aloud book as well.… (mais)
lmauro123 | 5 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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