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Hansel and Gretel / the Brothers Grimm ; pictures by Susan Jeffers.

Contributor(s): Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 | Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859 | Jeffers, Susan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dial Press, c1980Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.ISBN: 0803734921; 9780803734920; 0803734913 (lib. bdg.); 9780803734913 (lib. bdg.).Uniform titles: Hänsel und Gretel. English. | Hansel and Gretel. English. Subject(s): Fairy tales -- Juvenile literature | Folklore -- Germany -- Juvenile literature | Fairy tales -- Germany -- Juvenile literature | Folklore -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 398.2/1/0943 | E Summary: When they are left in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.
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Translation of Hänsel und Gretel.

When they are left in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-This version of the familiar tale of two clever children who overcome their fears and triumph over evil, while clear and readable, tends toward the lurid. For example, when Gretel pushes the witch into the oven, the text reads: "The old witch burned to death, screaming and howling miserably." Duntze's startlingly imaginative illustrations range from impressionistic to surreal, and vary in size and coloration to match the changing moods of the narrative. The cleverly wrought bread-strewn endpapers set the tone for this stylized picture book. While a few of the images are potentially frightening, most will agree that the illustrations are accomplished and very special, indeed.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). <p> The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- <p> Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. <p> Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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