This tale of children in peril has timeless appeal, and the breathtaking illustrations will find a discriminating audience
This stunning edition of the classic fairy tale makes brilliant use of translucent paper and silhoutte-like illustrations to enliven every page. “Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children, Hansel and Gretel . . .” and so begins the thrilling story of two children relying on their wits to survive in a hostile world. Sybille Schenker’s evocative and exquisite illustrations bring a unique beauty and graphic excellence to a timeless favorite.
“A classic Grimm Brothers tale gets an all-new look in this stunning retelling.”– 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
“Even the most jaded reader may find his scalp prickling with dread at the sight of Sybille Schenker’s illustrations in ”Hansel and Gretel” (Minedition, 52 pages, $29.99).…. Ms. Schenker uses inky silhouettes and paper-cut images on translucent paper to make this most familiar of Grimm tales feel alarmingly new.” – Wall Street Journal