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Book Recommendation: A Tale Dark & Grimm By Adam Gidwitz

Confession: I am a sucker for fairy tale retellings. I love stories that begin with, “Once upon a time,” and end with, “Happily ever after,” especially if the retelling puts a unique twist on the original story. 264 more words

Confessions Of A Bookworm

Magic Chocolates

You might remember the story I told you about why I don’t buy my daughter sweets anymore. Well, after that bizarre Easter, we had a mostly normal Christmas.   1,536 more words


REVIEW: In a Dark Dark Wood | Barking Gecko

In a Dark Dark Wood

Review by Cicely Binford


The Brothers Grimm weren’t afraid of the dark. They wrote down some of the creepiest, scariest fairy-tales and folk tales ever dreamed up by European minds, and though sometimes people thought they went too far into the dark, the Grimms managed to cement some of these folk tales into the collective mind of the Western world, so that they activate our imaginations to this day.  676 more words


Hansel & Gretel at the Seattle Opera

By Engelbert Humperdinck

UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE. Not seen at Seattle Opera for 23 years, Humperdinck’s impressive adaptation of the iconic Grimm story has been an international favorite since its premiere. 421 more words


"The Gingerbread Metaphor" / Memorable Fancies #218

Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods, but they come across a small house. Gretel says that they have become a metaphor of the human condition, finding refuge in the midst of despair. 32 more words


Hänsel and Gretel - Oct and Nov 2016

Engelbert Humperdinck

The young siblings who are lost in the darkness of the forest encounter the sumptuous candy house of the witch who loves to eat children for her dinner. 146 more words


Hansel and Gretel: An Appalachian Version

Back in the seventies, filmmaker Tom Davenport had a vision of re-telling modern day versions of fairy tales in an Appalachian setting. The first entry of this series, entitled “From the Brothers Grimm”, was… 309 more words

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