MS. LAURA RECOMMENDS:

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

This is not your everyday, run of the mill fairy tale.  In fact, when my readers pick the book up they love it.  The girls because of the fairy tale, the boys for the bloody sword!  Throughout the book, the author gives sarcastic, funny remarks and warnings.  The tale involves the “true” story of Hansel and Gretel.  Heads are cut off, cannibalistic bakers, curses, bloody fingers, shape shifting, the devil and a dragon!  I LOVE IT!

Recommended for 3rd grade and up.