Hansel & Gretel Reinforced

By Bethan Woollvin

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2 copies in stock

Loved by our collective!

After a week like this one, "Hansel & Gretel" is the cathartic retelling of a classic fairytale I needed. Stylistically rendered in a limited palette, this picture book explores crossed boundaries and women's anger. Illustrator Bethan Woollvin (@bethanwoollvin), doesn't tell the story of a bad witch, but a caring and generous witch. A witch who's ultimately violent actions are made understandable by the history of unappreciated labor and abuse left out of other recountings. Reading this book I couldn't help but think that Bethan has slyly done a service to the next generation of Hansels, Gretels, and witches.

Product Details

32 pages
Peachtree Publishers (10/1/18)
10 x 0.3 x 10 inches
claxton-2018, picture book