Hansel and Gretel
Best-selling author Neil Gaiman and fine artist Lorenzo Mattotti join forces to create Hansel & Gretel, a stunning book that’s at once as familiar as a dream and as evocative as a nightmare. Mattotti’s sweeping ink illustrations capture the terror and longing found in the classic Brothers Grimm... show more
Best-selling author Neil Gaiman and fine artist Lorenzo Mattotti join forces to create Hansel & Gretel, a stunning book that’s at once as familiar as a dream and as evocative as a nightmare. Mattotti’s sweeping ink illustrations capture the terror and longing found in the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Neil Gaiman crafts an original text filled with his signature wit and pathos that is sure to become a favorite of readers everywhere, young and old.
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
, Middle Grade
, Fairy Tales
, Picture Books
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
This review can also be found at MissKatiEllen & Goodreads. After hearing about The Sleeper and the Spindle (review HERE) I was so excited when I heard Hansel and Gretal was also on its way, plus Gaiman had teamed up with a different illustrator. I don’t want to say I was disappointed, because I d...
Having liked The Sleeper and the Spindle, I assumed I’d enjoy another reworked fairy tale by him. Be warned, Gaiman doesn’t really reworkHansel and Gretel like he did withSleeping Beauty, he just enlarges on it, adding minor changes along the way. Oddly I enjoyed this story more than any other by ...
There is something about the story of Hansel and Gretel, so eerie and extraordinary, it was a story so surprising good. So many parts of that story I found disturbing growing up, compared to other fairy tales. I think that is why I cherished this story; it wasn’t all sweet and pleasant like other fa...
Actual Rating 2.5There was nothing earth shattering about this telling, nothing very different from the original, except that in this telling the woodcutter’s wife was the biological mother of the children.The illustrations were eerie, ghostly, old-timey, and were my favourite part of this tale. It ...
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