A Tale Dark & GrimmPaperback - 2011
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This book follows the story of Hansel and Gretel before and after the story most people know. It includes the candy house and witch, but there is much more! Unlike the fairy tale that is known so well, there are some bloody parts that will make your stomach turn. For example: Hansel and Gretel getting their heads cut off by their own parents!
Two royal siblings, Hansel and Gretel, stranded in the middle of no were. They ran away from home because they were in a place were they felt they weren't respected. Now they are wandering around the earth going were they think they will be respected and live a nice life. House to house, wood to wood, " is there any good place in this gigantic world!" They wonder. With great wisdom, courage, and a little bit of help, Hansel and Gretel find there way home were a dragon has been destroying there village. Will Hansel and Gretel be able to defeat the dragon and find the right home? Or will they let there village down and continue looking for a home stranded in dander. Read the book to find out, you wont regret it.
Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.
We all know some of the better known Grimm fairy tales out there like “Rapunzel” or “Cinderella”. Heck, we probably even know some of their original story elements (chopping of heels and toes, getting blinded by thorns, etc.). The Grimm tales were just that. Grim. Now imagine finding yourself living them. Prince Hansel and Princess Gretel are born in one lesser known Grimm fairy tales, “Faithful Johannes” and when they discover that their mom and dad are potentially unhinged they set off to make their way in the world and find some decent parents. In doing so they wander through a series of little known tales like “The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs” and “The Seven Ravens”. Unfortunately, while doing so they have a tendency to lose digits, lose their humanity, lose their lives (almost), and find that sometimes the fastest way to end your travels to go back to where you started.