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Hansel & Gretel
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Hansel & Gretel

by Bethan Woollvin

Deep in the forest lives a witch named Willow. She is a good witch, who only uses good magic―until she meets Hansel and Gretel.

Willow never used to worry about messy breadcrumb trails. Or entire portions of her gingerbread house being devoured. Or anyone fiddling with her spells and magic books and causing a ruckus. But Hansel and Gretel are two very naughty and very rude children, and they are trying Willow’s patience.

This subversive and deliciously wicked retelling of “Hansel and Gretel” from Bethan Woollvin, creator of Little Red and Rapunzel, features her signature striking and humorous visuals, and a twist ending that is sure to surprise and delight.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-073-0
Publication Date: 10/1/2018
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-4/5″ x 9-4/5″
Age Range: 5 – 9
Language: English
F&P: N, Gr 3, Genre TL
Lexile: AD610L
Themes: Fractured Fairy Tales, Humor, Boundaries, Patience
BISAC 1: JUV012040 JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
BISAC 2: JUV037000 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women


“Delicious.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Marked by sly humor and an impish sense of mischief…entertaining text… Wicked fun.” ―The Horn Book Magazine

“Readers get a humorous and unique version of an oft-told tale.” ―School Library Journal

“Striking… Children will enjoy comparing the traditional story to this delightfully twisted version.” ―Booklist Online

“Woollvin puts an original twist on a fairy tale classic…Hansel and Gretel’s well-deserved comeuppance is a treat for readers.” ―Publishers Weekly

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“Snarky humor…easy for group sharing and an obvious pick for a Halloween storytime. Viewers will appreciate the humor and parents might appreciate the lesson for kids more than that of the original tale…” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Bethan Woollvin

Bethan Woollvin is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art, where she won the prestigious Macmillan Children’s Book Competition with her version of Little Red Riding Hood. It was her first picture book. She lives in England. You can visit her website here.