In a Glass Grimmly

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

Grimm series Series

Age 9+

Children's & Young Adult Fiction & True Stories Humorous Stories Adventure Stories

What really happened when Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water? Well, yes, Jack did break his crown and, yes, Jill did come tumbling after. BUT, they also went on a quest to find a looking glass, which really turned out to be a quest to find themselves. They challenged giants to an eating competition and were captured by goblins. Did they ever find the looking glass? Well, you'll just have to read this book and find out.


Adam Gidwitz grew up in Baltimore, USA. Now he lives in Brooklyn and teaches kids large and slightly less large at Saint Ann's School. Want to hear more about Adam's brilliant books? Visit him online at


Enchanting and enchanted . . . A lively read

Books for Keeps

This second foray is even more enjoyable than the author’s acclaimed debut

Publishers Weekly

100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2012

School Library Journal

Gidwitz is back with a second book that, if possible, outshines A Tale Dark and Grimm

School Library Journal

Imagine Lemony Snicket does Fairy Tales. Great stuff

Peters, Book of the Week

Funny and challenging at the same time

The School Librarian

A clever mix of humour, adventure and grisly bits – not for the faint-hearted!

Primary Times

A creative romp through traditional and tradition-based story-scapes, compulsively readable and just as read-out-loudable.

Kirkus Reviews, Best of 2012

Gory, hilarious, touching, and lyrical all at once, with tons of kid appeal.

The Horn Book

Funny, slightly creepy reworking of ‘Jack and Jill’, interwoven with other fairy tales.

Teen Titles

Sassy, funny and addictive. A really fun read.


A dark and witty fairytale without the sugar-coating.

Armadillo Magazine

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