Hansel & Gretel

hanselandgretelWritten by Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti

“This all happened a long time ago, in your grandmother’s time, or in her grandfather’s. A long time ago. Back then, we all lived on the edge of a great forest.”

So begins this version of Hansel and Gretel, masterfully re-imagined by Neil Gaiman and darkly and beautifully illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti. The story tells the familiar tale of two siblings taken to the forest to be left and finding the “sweet” home of what appears to be a “sweet” old lady.The pages alternate between text and illustration, making this one tale the reader cannot put down. “Be brave, be bold, and keep your wits about you—Gaiman and Mattotti are welcoming you into the woods.” (back cover)

Review by Renee Larsen, Hillside Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6 and anyone interested in fairy tales

Hansel & Gretel
Written by Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti
Toon Graphics (Imprint of Candlewick Press)
56 pages
Release Date: October 28, 2014
ISBN: 9781935179627 (hardcover)

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