Cover image for Hansel and Gretel
Title:
Hansel and Gretel
Author:
Lesser, Rika.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 1999.

©1984c
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
A retelling of the well-known tale in which two children are left in the woods but find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.
General Note:
"Originally published in 1984"--verso t.p.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 6069.

Reading Counts RC K-2 4.2 2 Quiz: 04950 Guided reading level: N.
Genre:
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Hansel and Gretel. English.
ISBN:
9780525461524
Format :
Book

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Clearfield Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
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Clearfield Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
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Eggertsville-Snyder Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Elma Library JPZ 8 .L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
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Marilla Free Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Orchard Park Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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City of Tonawanda Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
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Julia Boyer Reinstein Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
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Frank E. Merriweather Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
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Lancaster Library PZ8.L4785 HAN 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
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Summary

Summary

The first Grimm tale illustrated by 1998 Caldecott medalist Paul O. Zelinsky is once again available in hardcover. Originally published in 1984, Zelinsky's paintings for Hansel and Gretel are as compelling as his later work and will captivate readers with their mysterious beauty, emotional power, and brilliant originality. Each spread brings to life a world as rich and real as our own'detailed, colorful, sensual'yet filled with the unearthly shadowed magic of the Hansel and Gretel folktale. Whether portraying the fear and anguish of children abandoned by their parents, the delicious sumptuousness of a candy house, or the joy of being reunited with one's family, the artist captures the subtle nuances of emotion and the tactile quality of the physical world with exquisite accuracy and elegance.The hauntingly spare retelling of this perennial favorite by the poet Rika Lesser perfectly complements the vivid storytelling of Zelinsky's artwork. Once again this gifted artist gives us a unique interpretation of a beloved fairy tale, allowing us to both see it anew and rediscover its eternal truths.


Author Notes

Rika Lesser is a poet and translator of Swedish and German literature.

Paul Zelinsky was born in Evanston, Illinois. He attended Yale University, where he took a course with Maurice Sendak, which later inspired him to pursue a career in children's books. Afterwards he received a graduate degree in painting from Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia and Rome. Paul Zelinsky lives in New York with his wife, Deborah, and the younger of their two daughters.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Richly detailed paintings evoke the German origins of this Grimm tale and recall northern Renaissance painters such as Peter Brueghel. Carefully detailed endpapers set the scene and the interplay of light and dark values heightens the drama.


Publisher's Weekly Review

This magnificently illustrated Caldecott Honor book features an understated retelling of the classic tale. Ages 3-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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