Author: Joan Walsh Anglund

Publisher: Harcourt Brace

Date Published: 1962

ISBN: 0156655888


Generations of children have been held spellbound by the classic story that begins: "Once upon a time, on the edge of a deep, dark forest, there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and his two children, Hansel and Gretel."

Now Mrs. Angund, who has endeared herself to young and old with A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, Love Is a Special Way of Feeling, The Brave Cowboy, In a Pumpkin Shell, and other favorites, has given a new interpretation to this well- loved story. With rich, glowing colors and evocative line, she catches to perfection the mood and the setting of the tale in the remote countryside where the woodcutter and his family live, the brooding, pathless woods in which the children wander alone and lost, the deliciously tempting appearance of the witch's house, and the final happy reunion when evil has been vanquished. Here is another book that, like Mrs. Anglund's earlier ones, will be treasured by small children - and their elders- everywhere.

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