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Pan Macmillan
Available: 07/12/18
9.91 x 10.12 · 32 pages
Ages 2 to 5
CDN $26.99 · cl

Hansel and Gretel

Mischievous Hansel and Gretel turn the good witch's house upside down in this fairy tale reimagining, with bright, bold artwork from award-winning creator Bethan Woollvin.

Deep in the forest lives a witch in a gingerbread cottage - but unlike most witches, Willow is a good witch. When she stumbles across little Hansel and Gretel in the woods she is kind enough to make them a delicious feast. But within no time, they've gobbled all her yummy food, smashed her potion bottles, and wreaked havoc on her house. The naughty twins drive the poor witch to her wit's end… until a magical, gingerbread-y solution presents itself.

With a fresh new spin on the classic tale, this wickedly funny picture book shows the importance of good manners, and teaches readers that even very good witches can run out of patience! From the brilliant author-illustrator of Rapunzel and Little Red, a 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, Hansel and Gretel is sure to become a new family favourite.

Bethan Woollvin won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in 2014 for her darkly comic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red, which was later named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2016. It was a startlingly confident debut which caught the imagination of everyone who saw it, and was soon followed by the equally bold Rapunzel. In 2017, Bethan was awarded the New Talent (Children's Books) Prize at the World Illustration Awards. She was also shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize and the Little Rebels Children's Book Award.

The eldest of ten siblings, Bethan understands what appeals to a variety of age groups, and her work exudes a natural dry wit and charm. Inspired by vintage illustration and printmaking, she uses bold colours and quirky characters to tell stories with her illustrations. Bethan graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge with a First Class Degree in Illustration in 2015 and now lives in Brighton, England.