Hansel and Gretel
by guest reviewer, Sarah Graham
Who can forget the allure of a tasty, candy house, or the chilling image of a child offering a hungry witch a chicken bone instead of his finger through the bars of his cage? Rachel Isadora’s Hansel and Gretel captures the inherent violence of the classic tale with child-friendly text perfect for reading aloud. The African setting and cut-paper illustrations combine to form bright and detailed images engaging to children and fairy-tale lovers of all ages. Particularly powerful is the silhouetted image of the witch as she burns in her own oven.
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