With all its grizz (is that even a word?) and gore, this tale is not for the faint of heart. I bet you all didn't know that Hansel and Gretel's tale didn't begin or end with their journey to and from the cannabalistic witch's delectable cottage. And little do you know that Hansel and Gretel don't actually come from a family with a poor woodcutter and a wicked stepmother. They're actually royalty! At least according to Adam Gidwitz, the teller of this tale.
If you and/or your child want to know the true story of Hansel and Gretel from beginning to end, then A Tale Dark & Grimm is the book for you. It reads like a traditional fairy tale (and when I say traditional, I don't mean Disney!), but it is a chapter book with no pictures.