Hansel and Gretel

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

The classic tale of the two children abandoned by their parents in the forest, and their frightening encounter encounter with an evil witch, has lost none of its popularity over the years.

Anthony Browne's Hansel and Gretel, adapted from the translation by Eleanor Quarrie, has a distinctly contemporary feel. This is enhanced by the humorous illustrations: the woodcutter, for example, has a television set in his home, and the cruel stepmother, trips daintily along in high heels and a striking yellow coat, a cigarette hanging from her mouth. These help to bring a lighter note to this otherwise traditionally dark tale.

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