Hansel & Gretel

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Creative Company, Jun 1, 2001 - Fiction - 32 pages
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A retelling of the well-known tale in which two children are left in the woods but find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.

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User Review  - KristinaCotten - LibraryThing

SUmmary: THis is the fantasy and traditional book of Hansel and Gretel with the mean old witch getting pushed into the oven instead of her devouring the children. The great twist to the book is that ... Read full review

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In this classic tale, siblings Hansel and Gretel must find their way home and out of the danger of an evil witch in the woods.

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About the author (2001)

After studying at Marburg, Jacob became a clerk in the War Office at Kassel, and in 1808 librarian to Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia. In 1841 he received Professorship at Berlin, and in 1854 began work on Deutsches Worterbuch with his brother.

Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin.

Felix started her career after studying graphic arts at l'Ecole des Arts Appliques in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since then, she has illustrated more than 40 children's picture books.