Hansel and Gretel

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Puffin Books, 1990 - Fiction - 240 pages
16 Reviews
James Marshall's retelling of this "grimm" tale is now available in paperback. When Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in the woods by their nasty stepmother, they are welcomed with open arms into the cottage of a sweet old lady. The pair soon discovers they've jumped from the frying pan into the fire. Full color. An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists" and School Library Journal Best Books of the Year.

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Review: Hansel and Gretel

User Review  - Katelynn Carroll - Goodreads

I really love the illustrations in this book. Even though the story of Hansel and Gretel is not generally a happy one, the illustrations reduce the heaviness of the tale. I think they are perfect for children who are reading this type of classic fairytale. Read full review

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User Review  - Mariah Gerber - Goodreads

I was surprised that this story was very close to the orginal story I remember being read to me when I was younger. I thought that this was a good book and that the illustrations were interesting. Read full review

About the author (1990)

James Marshall (1942-1992) is one of the most popular and celebrated artists in the field of children"s literature. Three of his books were selected as New York Times Best Illustrated Books, and he received a Caldecott Honor Award in 1989 for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. With more than seventy-five books to his credit, including the popular George and Martha series, Marshall has earned the admiration and love of countless readers.