Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

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By (author) The Brothers Grimm, Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

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  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 270mm x 6mm | 349g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1406326208
  • ISBN 13: 9781406326208
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 109,665

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This is a gripping and fresh retelling of a children's classic for a new generation of readers. No child ever forgets the story of the witch, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house in the forest. Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo takes the "Brothers Grimm" classic to a new level, weaving from these themes a rich fairytale tapestry of hunger and hope, cruelty and courage. With breath-taking illustrations by the celebrated Emma Chichester Clark, this edition of Hansel and Gretel will grip the imagination of a whole new generation of children.

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Michael Morpurgo has over ninety books to his name and has won numerous prizes, including both the Whitbread Award and the Children's Book Award. Michael was Children's Laureate between 2003 - 2005. He lives in Devon, where he runs Farms for City Children with his wife Clare. Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1980 to 1983, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. In 1988, she won the Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration.

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"* "Draws on the idea of hope and courage within the story, making it much more than a simple fairy tale." A Patchwork of Books blog"