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Adam Gidwitz

Biography

Adam Gidwitz

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.

Adam Gidwitz

Books by Adam Gidwitz

by Adam Gidwitz - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Youth Fiction

Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

written by Adam Gidwitz and Joseph Bruchac with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Mythology

All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true? Professor Fauna whisks the kids --- and Jersey, of course --- off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to expose Bigfoot to the world, and the Schmoke logging company is bringing in some awfully large machinery. Can the Unicorn Rescue Society escape the blades of the Schmokes’ chain saws? Outsmart a cable news team? And are those big, hairy creatures running through the forest really Bigfoot?

written by Adam Gidwitz and Jesse Casey with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mythology

Across the vast ocean, in the mountains of the Basque Country, a fearsome creature has gone missing. And the Unicorn Rescue Society are the only ones who can save it. Elliot and Uchenna have barely recovered from their first adventure with Professor Fauna when he approaches them with an all-new quest. Except this time they're going to have to cross an ocean. In the mountains of the Basque Country, the Unicorn Rescue Society must track down a missing dragon. But how could someone even kidnap a dragon? For what evil purpose? Is their newest rescue more than they can handle? 

Written by Adam Gidwitz with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Elliot Eisner isn't exactly excited about starting at a brand-new school in a brand-new town; he'd much rather stay at home and read a book. But things take an unexpected turn when he finds out his weird new teacher, Professor Fauna, has planned a field trip for Elliot's very first day. Along with a new friend--brave, outspoken Uchenna Devereaux --- Elliot gets caught up in a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world's mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers. 

by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly - Children's, Children's 10+, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte...recently brought back from the dead. Their adventures take them on a chase through France to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned. They’re taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon.

by Adam Gidwitz and Hugh D'Andrade - Children's, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction
Once upon a time, fairy tales were grim. Cinderella’s stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds. Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half. But they have nothing on the story I’m about to tell. It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard. Two children venture through kingdoms, face ogres and demons and find their way home. And they may die. Just once or twice. That’s right. Fairy tales. Are. Awesome.