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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 de Adam Gidwitz

A Tale Dark and Grimm (2010) 1,900 cópias, 133 resenhas
In a Glass Grimmly (2012) 579 cópias, 21 resenhas
The Grimm Conclusion (2013) 356 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Creature of the Pines (2018) 341 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Basque Dragon (2018) 191 cópias, 8 resenhas
Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (2018) 136 cópias, 1 resenha
The Chupacabras of the Río Grande (2019) 107 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Madre de Aguas of Cuba (2020) 51 cópias, 2 resenhas
Max in the House of Spies (2024) 43 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Secret of the Himalayas (2021) 34 cópias, 1 resenha
המדריך לג'דיי (2017) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth (2020) — Contribuinte — 185 cópias, 9 resenhas
Who Done It? (2013) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias, 5 resenhas
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales (2015) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias, 2 resenhas


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
Pequena biografia
[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.




My goodness, but this is a work of genius. I already knew Gidwitz as a great writer from [b:A Tale Dark & Grimm|7825557|A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1)|Adam Gidwitz|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1345696603s/7825557.jpg|10874302], but this is a whole other magnitude of awesome. The research is obvious but doesn't bog down the story in anyway. Instead, what we have here is a vital, lively piece of medieval storytelling. [b:The Canterbury Tales|2696|The Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1261208589s/2696.jpg|986234] is in the DNA of this, but the novel absolutely stands on its own. The story and characters ask vital questions about faith and friendship and the nature of power. The answers, gently given, are immensely important for our kids to read right now. This will open up the world medieval literature for people in much the same way his other work has sparked an interest in fairy tales. The illustrations, the illuminations, on nearly every page build the atmosphere and help draw the reader into the story again and again.… (mais)
Library_Guard | outras 44 resenhas | Jun 17, 2024 |
Caught somewhere between a retelling and a reboot, this book nevertheless brings a handful of classic Grimm stories to a young, modern audience. The characters are intriguing, if a bit predictable at times, and the author moves the story along seamlessly from one tale to the next. He does this largely by taking Hansel & Gretel out of their story and into the others, turning them both into the main characters and frame of the novel. Gidwitz retains much of the gruesomeness of the originals, which is what makes them awesome in his estimation, and definitely takes theses stories out of the nursery. I was not a fan of the narrator, who continually interrupted the story, especially early on. For the most part though, it held my attention, was a quick read, and will appeal to kids interested in the mildly macabre.… (mais)
Library_Guard | outras 132 resenhas | Jun 17, 2024 |
Max came to England on the Kindertransport, but his parents stayed in Berlin. Max longs to return to them, even though Berlin is a dangerous place for a Jewish family in 1939. When he discovers that a member of the family he's staying with works for Naval Intelligence, he's determined to become a spy and return to Germany to rescue his parents. Small problem: British Naval Intelligence doesn't send 12-year-old refugees to spy on Germany. If he wants to succeed, Max will have to be exceptional. . .

Highly enjoyable story, mostly historical fiction but with some magical elements: Max has a kobold on one shoulder and a dybbuk on the other. It's never made clear that others can't hear Max talking to these companions, but in context that seems to be the case. Great characters and an interesting setting, with an ending that will leave readers anxious for the next book.
… (mais)
foggidawn | 1 outra resenha | Jun 17, 2024 |
This was recommended to me by a coworker who had really enjoyed reading it to her young sons, and I can see why she thought I’d like it (which I did)! It tells the story of three young children who all have a supernatural power of some kind…and their dog. Two of the three are based on real historical figures (most notably Joan of Arc) and it’s an interesting exploration of the beliefs and prejudices of the medieval world through an adventure story with winning characters and an engaging plot. Was it a total home run for me? No, I’m nearing 40 and this is absolutely a book for younger readers. I want a richer and more thematically complex read. But it was very cute and fun!… (mais)
ghneumann | outras 44 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |



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