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Adam Gidwitz

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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
The Language of Spells (2018)
Garret Weyr
"A magical tale of marvels and a marvelous tale of magic. The Language of Spells reads-and feels- like a classic of children's literature."
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?"
Silver Meadows Summer (2019)
Emma Otheguy
"Beautiful and wise...a gem of a book."
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."

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