Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

by Jenni James

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Hansel and Gretel by Jenni James

A hidden princess and the boy who saves her life--

Hansel's father finds a child lost and alone during a violent thunderstorm. After bringing her in from the tempest, he and his son are startled to discover that she is Gretel, a princess of Larkein--the enemy kingdom their own king has just destroyed. Fearful for her life, Hansel pleads with his father to save her. He believes they can make Gretel good by teaching her their ways. His kindhearted father agrees, but with great trepidation.

Ten years later, Gretel has grown into a lovely young woman who both infuriates and drives Hansel to distraction while he attempts to not lose his heart to her. When the Larkein witch comes back in the guise of a beautiful woman and marries their father, everything is set into a tailspin. Now they must figure out their new stepmother's plans and prevent her from destroying them all before it is too late.

The Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection:
Beauty and the Beast
Sleeping Beauty
Cinderella
Rumplestiltskin
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk
Snow White
The Frog Prince
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Rapunzel

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148237259
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
Publication date: 07/10/2013
Series: Faerie Tale Collection , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,101,573
File size: 263 KB

About the Author

Jenni James is the happy mother of seven boisterous children and the author of several book babies that include: Pride & Popularity, Northanger Alibi and Persuaded from The Jane Austen Diaries for teens and Prince Tennyson an inspirational novel. She enjoys writing clean literature for children, teens and adults. Look out for more of her Faerie Tale Collection!

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Hansel and Gretel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a well put together retelling of this classic. The main characters are teenagers not children being easily lead astray by hunger or seeing candy. Another twist is Gretel is adopted after being found in the woods during a bad storm. All and all its a fun new retelling of a classic that's fully enjoyable. I've read the other stories by this author and am looking forward to her other books. Its truly refreshing to read a clean,new, and well thought out retelling that could be read to all ages. I highly recommend it and hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
I always think of Hansel and Gretel as two children, lost in the woods, marking their path with bread crumbs and discovering a witch's house that's made out of candy. That's not exactly how things happen in this retelling and I love the twists. There are enough similarities to keep true to the basic outline of the story, but enough changes to make it unique. Hansel is a tough, strong guy, with a great sense of humor and a way of coping with his feelings that's both annoying and endearing, all at the same time. I couldn't help but adore him! Gretel is a sweet girl, one who goes above and beyond her duties, even with Hansel driving her crazy. The twists on their interactions and associations is a little different, but I found that I liked it. A lot. I love that these stories are short, yet very entertaining, and can be read in a day or a long sitting, if desired. Things wrapped up a little too quickly for me, but I love the ending and look forward to reading more of these stories, especially now that I understand a few connections. Content: mild romance, mild violence. Clean! *I received a copy through Singing Librarian Tours in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago