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Hensel and Gretel

Ninja Chicks

Corey Rosen Schwartz, Rebecca J. Gomez, Dan Santat (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A clever twist on Hansel and Gretel that proves ninja chicks are anything but chicken!
When Hensel and Gretel’s dad gets snatched by a fox, the sisters put their ninja skills to work to track him down before he can be stir-fried.
But are these two little chicks ready to take on a dark tangled forest, a tricky house made of corn bread, and an even trickier fox?
This plucky pair isn’t giving up without a fight! Kiya!

Kids will fight over this new offering from the team behind The Three Ninja Pigs and Ninja Red Riding Hood.

Praise For Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks

“The classic fairy tale gets a fowl-focused, martial-arts makeover in this jaunty picture book… Schwartz and Gomez’s lively limericks tell the story in a swift, kicky rhythm, while Santat’s dynamic, warm-toned, and action-filled illustrations throw a nice nod to kung-fu movies.”—Booklist 

"No helpless, victimized protagonists here—only empowered poultry, ready to make it their mission to “rescue, protect, and defend."—School Library Journal

“The wolf from the first two of Schwartz and Santat's ninja fairy tales (The Three Ninja Pigs, 2012, etc.) has finally learned to live peacefully—but the fox has yet to learn that lesson. . . [A] raucous retelling.”—Kirkus Reviews 

"This book will delight fans of fractured fairy tales and martial arts action movies alike!"—School Library Connection

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399176265, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2016

About the Author

Corey Rosen Schwartz has no true Ninja training, but she can sure kick butt in Scrabble. She lives in Warren, New Jersey.
Rebecca J. Gomez has been writing stories and poems for kids since she was five years old. She also loves to hike, draw, and play games with her husband and their three children. She also co-authored What About Moose? with Corey Rosen Schwartz.

Dan Santat is the creator of the Disney Channel’s animated hit The Replacements and also holds a black belt in Shotokan. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.