Hansel & Gretel

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Hansel & Gretel

retold by Neil Gaiman; ill. Lorenzo Mattotti (Bloomsbury, 2014)

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Neil Gaiman retells Hansel & Gretel with gentle fairy-tale prose and an eye for the framing details (war-begotten famine). The impression conveyed by Lorenzo Mattotti’s shadowy illustrations is one of dark despair; apposite, yet hardly cause for more than a lingering glance.

 

 

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