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Hansel and Gretel by Jacob Grimm

Hansel and Gretel (1812)

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

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This has been one of my favorite story since I was little. I still live it today.
  BeckyPugh | Jul 19, 2014 |
I love the story of Hansel and Gretel. This story is such a classic folklore. It is about a brother and sister who get lost in the forest. They end up at a witches house, and she tries to eat them. The brother and sister end up breaking free. I would read this to my class and have an activity based on it. I could have my students create their own witches house. I think my students would enjoy that. ( )
  Swelker | Sep 30, 2013 |
A great classic that I had not read in 20+ years. I'm glad I sat down and gave it a shot as an adult. ( )
  sephma | Jul 8, 2013 |
Characters: Hansel and Gretel, Father, stepmother, and the witch

Setting: It takes place in the woods and cabin.

Theme: Do all you can to survive.

Genre: Folktale

Summary: This book tells the classic story of Hansel and Gretel and their adventures. The siblings live with their father and stepmother. Going through starvation, the stepmother suggested that the father leave the children in the woods to feed themselves. As the children are left in the woods, they leave a trail of rocks so that they know how to get back home. This is done multiple times. On the last situation where they leave breadcrumbs to find their way home, the crumbs are eaten by the birds. This is where they see a house made of gingerbread and go inside to eat. The witch in there feeds them until they are plump so that she could eat them. The sister out smarts the witch and was able to get the witch to fall into the crock pot. Soon enough, they find themselves some gold in the house and look for a way home. When they find their house, they find that the stepmother had died with their father waiting for them. With the money they found, they lived happily ever after.

Audience: Children who learn about how to think creatively.

Curriculum ties: Ties to early development, learning about different creativity, and folklore

Personal response: As a kid, I always liked listening to folktales. I like how the tales are so mysterious and sends me through a fantasy world. This book made me reimagine those stories that I used to hear at school. This book does things a little bit differently… The art is an old style oil painting of some soft and adds a bit of creepiness to it. I think if I was a child and had to read this book, I would be quite frightened. But the images did remind me of how the story was and really connected to the story telling. The story followed the original story and does a great job at it with the pictures. I miss folk tales. ( )
  Thach | Apr 22, 2013 |
I must say, I don't remember Hansel and Gretel being this dark. This is a story about a family who couldn't afford to feed themselves and the children, so the stepmother decides they should lead them into the woods to die. How horrifying! In the end the children return home and finds the stepmother is dead and is reunited with their father. I would probably read this book around Halloween time, since it's a little spooky. ( )
  nnicolic | Mar 8, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Grimm, Jacobprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, Wilhelmmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, AdrienneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Archipova, AnastasiyaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ehrlich, AmyRetold bysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jeffers, SusanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jelenkovic, BarbaraIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kvéta PacovskáIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lines, Kathleensecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Luke, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pacovska, KvetaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scribner, Charles, Jr.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Watts, BernadetteIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zipes, JackTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140546367, Paperback)

When they are left in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.

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When they are left in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.

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