The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

[a Novel of War and Survival]

Book - 2003
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780142003077
Branch Call Number: F MUR NVD
Characteristics: 297, 12 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: True story of Hansel and Gretel

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RavenIsland
Jan 27, 2014

A fascinating story of two abandoned Jewish children who take refuge in the hut of an old woman living in the woods - impacting in unforeseen ways the lives of the nearby villagers - is juxtaposed with the story of the children's father and step-mother who have escaped the Nazi's and are barely surviving in the forest, fighting with the resistance. Stark and brutal, an honest retelling of life in rural war-torn Poland 1943-45, with many painful details of Nazi cruelty. Framing that story on the tale of 'Hansel and Gretel' makes for an intriguing perspective; the children are especially well drawn, as is the old woman.

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veravincit
Feb 12, 2011

This is a great version of the story, Hansel and Gretel. It is very much like the original story, but in a different and more dangerous world. Both Hansel and Gretel are Jewish children in World War II, and they both are alone in the world. They meet this person who is known as a witch, but she is actually someone who protects them. The two kids must run and hide and fight their way around the Nazis as they try to get back to their parents.
This is a great book for anyone who needs a book to surprise them, or anyone who no longer believes in fairy tales.

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joyeousness
Sep 10, 2010

This is a heartbreakingly beautiful book. I found it to be incredibly engaging, with characters that I truly cared about.

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Librarianne
Jul 28, 2010

Really wonderful take on WWII with a dark, fairytale overlay.

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