Gretel and Hansel

by Bee Waeland (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A graphic retelling of the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" in which a friendly woman lovingly decorates her candy home and two inconsiderate, greedy children take advantage of her kindness.

When Gretel and Hansel carelessly abandon their wood-gathering chores and follow a fox deeper into the woods, they come across a delicious-looking house, the home of a friendly witch. Hungry after thoughtlessly feeding their picnic lunch to the wildlife, the two children start to devour the candy shingles, shutters and walls until the house begins to crack and crumble. Despite her initial shock, the witch is caring to the strangers and invites them in. But when they overstep the boundaries of her hospitality and start eating everything inside as well, it's time for Gretel and Hansel to get their just desserts!

Told without words, readers of all ages will delight in this colorful and playful fractured fairy tale.

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Another wry romp in the author/illustrator's alternate fairyland, where justice is served to recalcitrant half-pints.

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Orca Book Publishers
Publication date
May 20, 2023
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV012040 - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Adaptations
JUV008110 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Humorous
JUV008060 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Classic Adaptation
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