By Adam Gidwitz
Hansel and Gretel stroll out in their personal tale and into 8 different vintage Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy stories. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us via encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the satan himself. because the siblings roam a woodland brimming with menacing foes, they examine the real tale in the back of the recognized stories, in addition to how one can take cost in their destinies and create their very own fortunately ever after. simply because as soon as upon a time, fairy stories have been awesome.
Unlike any children's e-book I've ever learn. [It] holds as much as a number of rereadings, just like the vintage i feel it is going to end up to be." - New York instances publication Review
"An audacious debut that's depraved shrewdpermanent and depraved funny." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Addictively compelling." - School Library Journal, starred review
"Charming and creative . . . definitely the right haunted book." - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"One of the year's top children's books." - The Virginian-Pilot
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Carrying the patriotic theme further, the American flag appears throughout the volume’s pages, with stars and stripes incorporated into the letters of the alphabet. 26 // from apple to zouave Apple-Pie ABC Kris Kringle Series Published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York Copyright 1897 learning the abcs // 27 T om T humb Alphabet Published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York ca. 1880s Professions from the mundane butcher, farmer, and hunter to the more dubious “quack” and robber, form the thematic basis around which this humorous alphabet was created.
Charles Perrault, the seventeenth-century French writer who first put fairytales into print, included a frontispiece in his first edition that depicted three people gathered in front of an elderly woman seated 39 40 // through the air on a very fine gander left Mother Goose’s Chimes Published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York Copyright 1886 page 38 Mot her Goose Melodies Published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York Copyright 1894 before a fire, apparently listening to her weave a story. ” Early books with nursery rhymes to images of Mother Goose, but it by John Newbery also carried the name of Mother Goose.
Little Bo-Peep eventually finds her sheep, and their tails, and tries her best to re-attach them to the little lambs’ bodies. gems from mother goose // 49 N u r s e ry S o n g s Grandmother Goose’s Series Published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York ca. 1870s–80s The lively and enchanting double-page illustration at the center conflation of all six stanzas of the rhyme. The only tune that of this book depicts Tom, Dolly, and Old Dame Trot—all charac- Tom could play was “Over the hills and far away”; he played so ters in “Tom, the Piper’s Son”—merrily dancing in a fantastic well that he entranced even pigs to prance on their hind legs.