Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

by Rachel Isadora

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Overview

Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora gives readers a stunning new interpretation of this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, setting the infamous witch's cottage deep in a lush African forest. Hansel and Gretel's plight feels all the more threatening as they're plunged into the thick, dark jungle of Isadora's rich collages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399250286
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/02/2009
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 763,564
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family.

Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family.

Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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Hansel and Gretel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
bsalomon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hansel and Gretel lived with their father and stepmother. Their stepmother told their father that he needed to drop them off in the middle of the forest and leave them there because there was not enough food for the four of them. When Hansel and Gretel are in forest, they come across a witch¿s house made entirely of bread. They stop and eat until they are fat, but trick the witch before she has time to eat them. They then return home to their father. Rachel Isadora retells the classic fairy tale and sets it in the African forest. The illustrations in the book are different and fun to look at.
Meerkat4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this folktale story. It was short, concise, yet detailed enough for the reader to capture the imagination of the story. Hansel & Gretel find themselves trapped in the throws of un unloving step mother whom wished nothing more than to be rid of them. In their journey home from being left in the woods, they stumble upon an evil witch who wants to eat them! I won't spoil the rest, but all turns out well in the end. Although the story is somewhat "adult" in nature (has death in it), it would be very useful in demonstrating the usefulness of illustration as it relates to a story line. the pictures visual suports are second to none, and really do justice to the storyline.
ebruno on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hansel and Gretel enter magical woods full of withches and monsters. Getting sleepy, the two take a nap and fall captive to a bad witch. Will the two be able to escape the bad witch and return home safley?
silly_tine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rachel Isadora retells fairy tales beautifully. It is nice to see fairy tales that include people of different ethnic backgrounds. Not only that, her illustrations are beautiful! My eyes love looking at each page.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hansel and Gretel are left out in the woods by their evil stepmother twice. The second time they were not able to find their way home and on the way they found a house made of sugar, bread, and cake! They were so hungry because they had been left in the woods for days that the began to eat the house until an old witch invited them in! This was a trick, she wanted to eat the children and lured them in with food! the kids outsmarted the old witch and had a happy ending returning home to their father and seeing that their evil stepmother had died. The illustrations were absolutely amazing and had me staring into them the entire time! I loved that Isadora retold this tale with an African twist. This version could most definitely be used for a read aloud along with the original version to be used for a retelling lesson.