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Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition

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We’ve heard the story of the siblings Hansel and Gretel told numerous times throughout our childhood, often in slightly different versions, and often vastly different from that first version recorded by the Brothers Grimm long ago. And now bestselling author Neil Gaiman joins forces with talented artist Lorenzo Mattotti to provide a new telling for an old favorite fable.

You can tell from the opening lines that you’re reading another great Neil Gaiman story, as he does a great job of providing some backstory to that of Hansel and Gretel, of the struggles their family has gone through and why their mother and father are looking to get rid of them. Eventually they end up lost deep in the woods and stumble upon a house made of gingerbread and candy. You know the rest.

The artwork, which is on every other double page, is not your usual pretty fairytale scenes, but done in harsh black ink with sketches and shadings that lend a tone that hasn’t really been seen with the story since the original Grimm telling. It is powerful artwork that adds greatly to the story and keeps the reader fully engrossed.

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Author:
Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti, Illustrator
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
56 pages
Publisher:
Toon Books
Publish Date:
2014-Oct-28
ISBN:
9781935179627
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Issue:
January 2015
Category:
Sequential Art
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Additional Information

Publication Date

2014-Oct-28

Format

Hard

Publisher

Toon Books

Issue

January 2015

Page Count

56 pages

ASIN

1935179624

ISBN

9781935179627

Star Count

4

Book Author

Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti, Illustrator

“Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition”

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