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Hansel and Gretel

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Staff Pick

Cynthia Rylant's adaptation is characteristically and wonderfully simple; Jen Corace's illustrations are the appropriate mix of old-fashioned, sweet, and creepy. (Nobody has pupils! It's freaky!) Hansel and Gretel is a classic Grimm (and grim) fairy tale that belongs in every library... especially mine. Jen Corace rocks.
Recommended by Jill S., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Once upon a time,
deep in the dark, green forest
there was an exquisite house made of cake and sugar--
a house made to lure lost, hungry children.
But the witch whose delicious house
lured Hansel and his sister, Gretel
had forgotten two things about lost children:
they can be very clever
and very brave.

Review:

Two old favorites receive robust new treatments in these handsome editions. Margaret Willey's take on the misadventures of naughty Goldilocks follows the traditional story arc without slavish devotion to the three bowls, three chairs and three beds. As seen through a little girl's eyes, these bears are a messy bunch, their ramshackle house "strewn from corner to corner with leaves and berry stems and... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

Newbery Medalist Rylant teams up with illustrator Corace for this gorgeous interpretation of the classic fairy tale. Full color.

About the Author

Cynthia Rylant has written more than 100 children's books, from board books and picture books, to chapter books and novels. Rylant won the Newbery Medal for her novel Missing May, and a Newbery Honor for A Fine White Dust. She's also the author of more than twenty Henry and Mudge chapter books, and she became the first recipient of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Award in 2006 for Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas. She has illustrated her own picture books as well, including Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.

Jen Corace made her debut as a children's book illustrator with Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, which was a 2005 Book Sense Children's Pick and an IRA Children's Choice in 2006. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, Jen has worked extensively as a freelance illustrator and designer. She lives and works in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423111863
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Subject:
General
Illustrator:
Corace, Jen
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia
Author:
Corace, Jen
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore -- Germany.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080916
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 11 in 18.32 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Children's » Fairy Tales » Adaptations
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Product details 40 pages Hyperion Books for Children - English 9781423111863 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Cynthia Rylant's adaptation is characteristically and wonderfully simple; Jen Corace's illustrations are the appropriate mix of old-fashioned, sweet, and creepy. (Nobody has pupils! It's freaky!) Hansel and Gretel is a classic Grimm (and grim) fairy tale that belongs in every library... especially mine. Jen Corace rocks.

"Synopsis" by , Newbery Medalist Rylant teams up with illustrator Corace for this gorgeous interpretation of the classic fairy tale. Full color.
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