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Hansel and Gretel Paperback – November 12, 1996
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This magnificently illustrated Caldecott Honor book features an understated retelling of the classic tale. Ages 3-8.
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"Gorgeous... A sumptuous edition of the old fairy tale uses striking design to place readers in the forest with the children... the text has an appropriately old-fashioned feel that supports Schenker’s masterful interpretation." —Kirkus Reviews
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My mom helped me understand the mom's behaviour in this story, and I hope I can do that for my son some day. Like all fairy tales, this simply looks at some of the worst that could happen, and lets you see a way out. I read it without these gorgeous illustrations too. You can't disney all of life, though I admit, I'm a sentimental soft-hearted person who cries when the cats get rained on when I'm watching the Aristocats :-) Enjoy, and think too ...