This is a retelling of this famous, dark fairytale from award-winning author-illustrator Anthony Browne. "Hansel and Gretel" is perhaps the darkest and greatest of the fairytales from the Brothers Grimm. This extraordinary book brings the classic childhood tale to a new generation courtesy of one of the world's greatest picture book artists, Hans ...Read MoreThis is a retelling of this famous, dark fairytale from award-winning author-illustrator Anthony Browne. "Hansel and Gretel" is perhaps the darkest and greatest of the fairytales from the Brothers Grimm. This extraordinary book brings the classic childhood tale to a new generation courtesy of one of the world's greatest picture book artists, Hans Christian Andersen Award-winner Anthony Browne.Read Less
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Kay Lovelace Smith. Near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A Tip-Top Elf Book #8638 Pictorial Cover, endpapers, unpaginated stapled pgs w/full color illus. Binding Firm, Covers Bright, Pgs Clean w/owners name inside back cover, minor spine edge/corner rub. 39 cent price on cover.
Eloise Wilkin. VG. No Jacket. Decorated boards. A Little Golden Book. #207-41. "I" printing. Price of 89-cents printed at top front corner. Minor edgewear, gold on spine somewhat rubbed. Owner's name in pen at top of front endpaper. Some pages turned a bit at corners. Book is clean and neat. Beautiful illustrations.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-07-16 Dorothe? Duntze memorializes another fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm with a palette readers can almost taste in Hansel and Gretel. The gingerbread house looks truly scrumptious, the woods seem foreboding indeed. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-06-10 Working from a faithful translation of the original text, Zwerger has created rosy-cheeked, appealing children who look as if they have just descended the Alps. The witch, by contrast, is a shapeless, fiery-eyed ghoul with real scare potential, but the illustrations never take advantage of that; the pictures show passive moments and have an ephemeral quality because there is almost no background for the figures on the page. For example, on one page of text, the stepmother kindles a fire and leaves Hansel and Gretel alone, the birds come and eat the trail of bread crumbs, the children walk for 24 hours without much food, sleep and walk again. Opposite is a picture of the siblings, looking melancholy but not appearing to be in dire straits. The design of the book falters: some of the artwork is horizontal and bleeds, other paintings are vertical, with wide gutters and margins; the text is set in light type without paragraph indentations and so readability suffers. Zwerger's artistic gifts are not wholly in evidenceeven simple details like Hansel's hair color, which varies, are overlooked. For once, her version of a popular story is extraneous, and Hansel and Gretel, so often done and redone, seem lost. Ages 6-up. (June)
Publishers Weekly, 1988-04-29 Originally published in Britain, this is a moody, intense version of the fairy tale that Browne has infused with modern references, heightening the uncanny aspects of an already frightening story. Famine has struck, and the father is persuaded by a frowsy stepmother to ditch their children in the woods. She dies by the time Hansel and Gretel find their way out, after killing the witch. Browne presents jarring, poignant touches through his surrealist eyetrees claw their way to the sky, Gretel's knees are grimly unwashed, the oily-looking wallpaper in their home is cracked and peeling. If the family's poverty of other versions has an aura of romance, this book shows a grinding, terrible hungerfirst for food and then for happiness. It is an unforgettable, moving vision. Ages 3-8. (April) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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