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Hansel & Gretel
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Hansel & Gretel

by Bethan Woollvin

An ingenious retelling of the classic fairy tale that will have young readers wondering who the real villain is. From New York Times Best Illustrated Book-winner Bethan Woollvin.

“Delicious.” ―Kirkus Reviews

 “Wicked fun.” ―The Horn Book Magazine

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

Also by Bethan Woollvin:
Bo the Brave
Little Red

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
Format: Paperback
Price: $8.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-329-8
Publication Date: 9/1/2021
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-4/5″ x 9-4/5″
Age Range: 5 – 9
Language: English
AR Level: 3.3
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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Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades K-1) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2019-2020

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.