Publisher : BookBaby
Series : Klaassen's Classic Folktales / Book 1
Genre : Fiction / Folktales
Rating : 5 Star
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Hansel And Gretel is a classic retelling of this popular folktale with the original story included as well. When a famine rules the land and everyone starving, a family takes matters into their own hands when they abandon their ten year old Hansel and his little sister, Gretel in the woods. With Hansel smarter than his parents, he leaves a trail of pebbles to lead them home again to only have his parents take them deeper in the woods with no chance of ever making it home again.
As Hansel and Gretel deal with their new reality, a white bird leads them to a house that will change everything for them. With an evil witch named Petra who wants to fatten up Hansel to eat and Gretel as her slave, Hansel does what he has to in order to save his sister from Petra. As Hansel kills Petra by pushing her in the oven, the kids soon discover that an evil is never far from where they are.
I really enjoyed reading this book and with it having the original story included, it makes it an even more perfect read. I liked how the retelling went a different way from the original but I have to admit that the original's ending was far more perfect for this story instead of how the retelling had it end but that is what makes this a great book to read that you can get both stories and compare them after reading the entire book! After reading this book, I'm so curious to what other stories he is gonna remake and I can't wait to see what they will be!
Thank You to Mike Klaassen for writing one of the best retelling's to a classic that I have read in a long time!!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Book Unleashed!