Adam Gidwitz makes a sparkling debut with a work that children are sure to request again and again.
In this mischievous and utterly original tale, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. But all is not sugarplums and candy houses. Danger lies ahead, and Hansel and Gretel have much to learn about avoiding witches’ ovens and making sure “The End” isn’t their end. As listeners follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind—and beyond— the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
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Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own “happily ever after.”