Hansel and Gretel" is a well-known German fairy tale passed down by story tellers from one generation to another, until finally recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Enchanting illustrations by Arthur Rackham
A dark story of good versus evil as the wicked step-mother convinces the children's father that the children must be taken into the woods and left to die. While wandering alone in the deep dark forest, the children meet a witch living in a cottage made of candy and cakes. The witch imprisons them and plans to cook them in her big oven. Finally managing to escape they make their way home to be reunited with their distraught and now widowed father. There to live happily every after.
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|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.
Place of Birth:Hanau, Germany
Place of Death:Berlin, Germany