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Adam Gidwitz

USA flag (b.1982)

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 only writes about what he's experienced personally. So, while all of the strange, hilarious, and frightening things in A TALE DARK AND GRIMM 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.

Genres: Children's Fiction

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2017) : The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2017) : The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Adam Gidwitz recommends
We're Not from Here (2019)
Geoff Rodkey
"Who knew that giant talking mosquitos and brilliant marshmallow girls on a distant planet could provide such crucial insight into what is happening on our planet right now?"
The Silver Arrow (2020)
Lev Grossman
"I loved it. Completely unpredictable and completely charming. A perfect book to cuddle up with and savor--and even better to read aloud with someone you love."
Amber & Clay (2021)
Laura Amy Schlitz
"Reading Amber and Clay is like passing through a river into a country that you thought you knew, only to learn that it is both familiar and deeply strange, beautiful and very unsettling. You will find a thrilling archaeological mystery, uncovered piece by broken piece. And you will find two difficult children, struggling to find their place in the world, who grow in the most unpredictable ways. Amber and Clay is a masterpiece. Pass through the river, but know this: you can never pass back through the same river. Because even if the river were somehow the same, you won’t be."
The Anti-Book (2021)
Raphael Simon
"This book will move you, make you laugh, and change the way you think. A mind-bending experience, unlike anything you've ever read before."
Pony (2021)
R J Palacio
"A mystery, a frontier adventure, a ghost story: Pony tells the tale of a child ‘with fire in his mind,’ and it will light a fire in yours. R. J. Palacio’s most ambitious book yet, it is as compelling as it is satisfying."

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