Hansel & Gretel

By Bethan Woollvin

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After a week like this one, "Hansel & Gretel" is the cathartic retelling of a classic fairytale I needed. Stylistically rendered in a limited palette, this picture book explores crossed boundaries and women's anger. Illustrator Bethan Woollvin (@bethanwoollvin), doesn't tell the story of a bad witch, but a caring and generous witch. A witch who's ultimately violent actions are made understandable by the history of unappreciated labor and abuse left out of other recountings. Reading this book I couldn't help but think that Bethan has slyly done a service to the next generation of Hansels, Gretels, and witches.

Product Details

Reinforced
32 pages
ISBN/SKU
9781682630730
Publisher
Peachtree Publishers (10/1/18)
Dimensions
10 x 0.3 x 10 inches
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picture book, Thanks for Reading Day 2018

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