Hansel & Gretel (Hardcover)

By Holly Hobbie (By (artist))

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316070171, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2015

List Price: 17.00*
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Description


Holly Hobbie brings to life a favorite spooky tale from childhood.

When a woodcutter and his scheming wife abandon Hansel and Gretel in the forest, all hope is lost until they come upon a cottage made of tasty sweets. But the owner is not the kindly old woman she pretends to be. Can Gretel save Hansel from the clutches of a hungry witch? Holly Hobbie's masterful watercolors reach new heights in this spine-tingling rendition of the tale, faithful to the beloved classic.


About the Author

Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for nearly forty years and has also illustrated the classic poem The Night Before Christmas. She is the author of eleven acclaimed, bestselling Toot & Puddle picture books as well as Gem, Fanny, Fanny & Annabelle, and Everything but the Horse.


Praise For Hansel & Gretel

Praise for Hansel & Gretel:
*"Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti's version of Hansel and Gretel may be a current darling, but Hobbie's version is as harrowing, if not more"
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"







Hobbie's stripped-down retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" maintains a high degree of fidelity to the classic fairy tale, while her illustrations reveal a rich array of artistic influences on her visual interpretation of the story.... A fine addition to the fairy-tale shelves."—Kirkus Reviews