Hansel & Gretel (Paperback)
On Our Shelves Now
This clever retelling of the classic fairy tale will have young readers wondering who's the real villain, from New York Times Best Illustrated Book-winner Bethan Woollvin.
Deep in the forest lives a witch named Willow. She is a good witch who only uses good magic—until she meets Hansel and Gretel. Willow never used to worry about messy bread crumb trails. Or entire portions of her gingerbread house being devoured. Or anyone fiddling with her spells and magic books and causing a ruckus. But Hansel and Gretel are two very naughty and very rude children, and they are trying Willow's patience...
Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin, creator of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Little Red, delivers a subversive retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" which features striking and humorous visuals and a deliciously wicked twist ending that is sure to surprise and delight.
About the Author
Bethan Woollvin graduated from the Cambridge School of Art with a First Class Degree in Illustration. She has since made a name for herself with dark and witty twists on traditional stories. Her fractured fairy tale, Little Red, was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. Bethan lives in England.
"Marked by sly humor and an impish sense of mischief. . . entertaining text. . . Wicked fun."—The Horn Book Magazine
"Readers get a humorous and unique version of an oft-told tale."—School Library Journal
"Woollvin puts an original twist on a fairy tale classic...Hansel and Gretel's well-deserved comeuppance is a treat for readers."—Publishers Weekly
"Striking. . . Children will enjoy comparing the traditional story to this delightfully twisted version."—Booklist Online