Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

By Neil Gaiman; Lorenzo Mattotti (Illustrator)

Toon Books, Hardcover, 9781935179627, 53pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2014


"If this isn't the definitive edition of "Hansel and Gretel," it's absolutely necessary." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman and fine artist Lorenzo Mattotti join forces to create "Hansel & Gretel," a stunning book that's at once as familiar as a dream and as evocative as a nightmare. Mattotti's sweeping ink illustrations capture the terror and longing found in the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Gaiman crafts an original text filled with his signature wit and pathos that is sure to become a favorite of readers everywhere, young and old.

Neil Gaiman is the best-selling author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio, theater, and films for children and adults alike. His work has received many international awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, as well as Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, and countless other honors. He is a pillar of modern fantasy writing. He has said that the story of Hansel and Gretel is what made him want to be a writer.

Lorenzo Mattotti is an Italian comics and graphic artist living in Paris. A frequent contributor of covers for the "New Yorker," he's recognized as one of the most outstanding international exponents of comics art. Mattotti won an Eisner Award for his graphic novel "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde." He collaborated with Lou Reed in re-imaging Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven.

About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Lorenzo Mattotti is a highly sought-after illustrator ( with frequent appearances in and on The New Yorker) and acclaimed graphic novelist. He lives in Paris, France; his work includes The Raven, a collaboration with Lou Reed re-imagining the works of Edgar Allan Poe. He s also working on a major new graphic novel.